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Revival of Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century 

I. J. Kreider. 



By the Romantic Movement in liter- 
ature we mean the turning away from 
town to country life, a new feeling for 
democracy, and a greater variety and 
freedom in the use of forms of verse. 

Let us first picture the ages immedi- 
ately preceding the one which we are 
just about to take up and then by con- 
trast note the marked change and its 
effect. We have what is known as the 
Classical Age just preceding this age of 
Romanticism. And before the Classical 
Age comes the Elizabethan Age rep- 
resented by Spenser, Shakespeare, Mil 
ton and others.. If we study the poetry 
of the above-mentioned poets we find 
that dramatic poetry was the most 
prevalent while romantic poetry was 
coming to the front quite rapidly. 

However, at the close of the Eliza- 
bethan Age, on account of change of 
rules and on account of practical in- 
terest arising from the new social and 
political conditions, the times demand- 
ed expression in prose, not only in 
books, but also in pamphlets, maga- 
zines, and newspapers. These politi- 
cal and social phamphlets concerned 
mostly the aristocratic and ruling 
classes and therefore they had to be 
written very formally and precisely. 
It thus came about that the Classicists 



introduced French methods which the 
French in turn had received from the 
writings of Horace and Aristotle and 
other Latin and Greek writers. These 
writers insisted on preciseness accord- 
ing to a set of exact rules. This caus- 
ed the literature of the Classical Age 
to be very artificial instead of natural. 
The most noted writers in this age 
were Alexander Pope and John Dry- 
den. If we study carefully the writ- 
ings of these men we find their litera- 
ture to be polished and witty at times 
but very formal ; it lacks fire, fine feel- 
ing, and enthusiasm. In it the intel- 
lect was emphasized rather than the 
content of the sentence. Writers as 
a rule in this age strove to repress 
all emotions and enthusiasm and to 
use only, as already stated, precise 
and elegant forms of expression. Just 
as a gentleman could not act naturally 
but had to follow a set of formal rules 
in addressing a lady or in handing a 
snuff-box. 

Romanticism, in a large degree, is 
just the reverse of this. But it was 
impossible to plunge directly from 
Classicism into Romanticism, because 
it takes time to introduce new styles 
of writing and therefore we have what 
is known as a transitional period in 



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which the poets gradually ceased to 
adhere strictly to precise, formal, and 
artificial rules of writing. Instead they 
gave expression to their emotions, 
dreams, and imaginations to a great 
extent. They tried to put a soul into 
Nature. However, these minor roman- 
tic poets did not bring out the roman- 
tic spirit as fully as the ones who 
later on climaxed this movement. We 
see the tide gradually rising in the 
poetry of James Thomson, Edward 
Young, John Gray, John Dyer and 
others. Let us take one of the poems 
of John Dyer and notice how beautiful- 
ly he portrays life as seen in Nature. 
In his poem entitled "Grongar Hill" 
we have: 

"And see the rivers how they run 
Through woods and meads, in shade 

and sun 
Sometimes swift, sometimes slow, 
Waves succeeding waves they go, 
A various journey to the deep, 
Like human life, to endless sleep." 
Even though the above is a very beau- 
tiful picture of Nature, it does not 
rank with the poems written by some 
of our later romantic writers. It is 
not to be compared to PerGy Bysshe 
Shelley's "Ode to the West Wind" in 
which Shelly gives us a suggestion of 
iris own spirit. Nor is it to be com- 
pared with Keats, who comes last 

ong the romantic poets. Keats 
may be classed as the one who climax- 
ed Romanticism. He, unlike many of 
his predecessors, was perfectly con- 
tented to write what was in his own 
heart or to reflect the splendor of na- 
ture as he saw or dreamed it to be, and 
he also had an idea that poetry suf- 
fered by being devoted to philosophy 
or politics, for he says in "Lamia": 

'Do not all charms fly 



At the mere touch of cold philosophy? 
There was an awful rainbow once in 

iieaven; 
Wc know her woof, her texture; she 

is given 
In the dull catalogue of common 

things." 

We have noted the transition from 
Classicism to Romanticism. This Ro- 
mantic Age, we may rightly term, with 
Victor Hugo, "liberalism in literature," 
and now we shall notice some of the 
characteristics that distinguish this 
age. First of all, as already stated, 
this age was marked by a strong re- 
action and protest against the bondage 
of rules and custom and against form- 
alism. 

Secondly. Romanticism returned to 
Mature and plain humanity for its ma- 
terial. Thomson seems to have taken 
the lead in this in his poem on the 
"Seasons." Gray, took nature as a 
background for painting human emo- 
tions. Goldsmtih and Cowper looked 
upon all nature as beautiful and al- 
ways saw the optimistic, the sympa- 
thetic and sensitive side of it. Burns' 
attitude is brought out in one of his 
stanzas : 
"Give me ae spark o' Nature fire, 

That's a' the learning I desire: 
Then though I trudge thro' dub and 
mire 

At pleugh or cart, 
My muse, though hamcly in attire, 

May touch the heart." 

Thirdly, it emphasized the eternal 
ideals of youth and also brought a 
message to the plain people, whom, 
Benjamin Franklin says, God loves. 
This characteristic is portrayed in 
Gray's "short and simple annals of 
the poor," and culminates in "Bobby" 
Burns, who more than any other writ- 



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er in any language, is the poet of the 
unlettered human heart. 

Fourthly, the romantic movement 
was the expression of individual genius 
rather than a code of established rules. 
The literature therefore is as varied as 
Nature herself. Read, for instance, 
Pope, and it seems that all his polished 
stuff came out of the same machine, 
while Nature, on the other hand, as 
well as the heart of man, is as new as 
the sunrise which always offers new 



beauties and moves us as if we had 
never seen it before. 

But lastly we dare not (Say that 
these romantic writers were altogeth- 
er unguided. Nor dare we say that 
they established new laws and new 
customs altogether. They simply in- 
troduced and revived to a great extent 
the Elizabethan rules and customs and 
thus not only brought Romanticism 
out of its state of decline, but also ele- 
vated it to a higher plane than it had 
ever before occupied. 



The Advantage of Steel Cars. 



Paul H. Engle. 



When considering the advantages of 
steel cars over wooden cars, we find 
that they are numerous. 

First, in regard to the loading capac- 
ity of freight cars we find that in the 
case of the steel car there is a much 
greater proportion of paying load to 
the total weight of the car than in the 
case of the wooden car. By this we 
mean that a steel car will be lighter 
and stronger and have a much greater 
loading capacity than a wooden car 
enclosing the same space. The »eason 
for its being much lighter and stronger 
is because in the construction, which is 
very simple, we find that the steel re- 
quired to build the car is much less in 
weight than the (amount of lumber 
needed. Even though steel is heavier 
than wood, the amount required will 
not weigh as heavy as the amount of 
lumber required. 

The next point to consider is the 
smaller cos-t of maintenance. That 



the cost is less is evident from the fact 
that the durability of steel far exceeds 
that of wood. In I-n d i a the people 
were obliged to look for some- 
thing more durable than wood in the 
construction of cars because certain in- 
sects which they had to contend with 
would eat the wood, soon causing the 
car to become weak and unsafe. There 
was always a big expense incurred in 
repairing these weak places. In the 
effort to overcome this difficulty they 
experimented with steel in the con- 
struction of cars and found its 
use to be a great advantage ; the in- 
sects were not able to penetrate it. 
Again the wooden car is soon ruined 
in certain climates, because the moist- 
ure causes certain parts to rot, and 
the necessity of making frequent re- 
pairs causes too much expense. But 
on well painted steel cars the climate 
has very little effect because the water 
is turned off very easily. 



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Another advantage that the steel car 
has over the wooden one is in the 
amount of strain placed upon them by 
handling them. Cars are subject to 
some very severe shocks. Hence the 
steel car which is much stronger can 
stand the shocks and strains without 
showing any damage, but wooden 
cars soon become strained and splinter- 
ed. In wrecks, when cars are forced 
together, or rolled down over banks, 
the wooden car is almost always crush- 
ed and practically all its contents are 
ruined, but the steel car will show little 
damage, owing to its being so much 
stronger to resist the shock. Therefore 
there will be a greater salvage value, 
and not by far so great a 109S in equip- 
ment when steel cars are used. 

Furthermore, when unloading coal, 
or sand, or the like, we find that the 
steel cars with their self cleaning hop- 
pers are a great advantage over the 



wooden cars which must be unloaded 
with the shovel. All that is necessary 
to unload the self cleaning hoppers is 
to open the hoppers and let the con- 
tents slide down through them into the 
bin below the track. 

In addition to this we must not for- 
get the advantage the steel passenger 
car is to the traveler. A traveler now- 
adays tries to make the best time pos- 
sible in traveling from one place to 
another, and at the same time he looks 
to safety. The steel car has prov- 
ed to be such a big advantage over the 
wooden car in point of safety that the 
railroads are using more steel cars 
every day and are rapidly getting rid 
of the wooden ones. In many of our 
recent wrecks, which might have caus- 
ed the loss of many lives, there were 
very few lives lost because the steel 
cars were such a safeguard. 



Increasing One's Vocabulary 

Ada M. Brandt. 



There are many ways of increasing 
one's vocabulary. One of the best 
ways is cultivating a taste for books 
that have been written by standard 
authors. We should form the habit 
of reading very carefully, and trying 
to remember what we have raad. For 
it is not how much we read, but rather 
how much we remember, that decides 
to what extent we have been helped by 
our reading. Some one has truthfully 
said that reading without reflecting 
is like eating without digesting. 

We should in our daily speech and 



in our writing choose words that are 
in good general use, and should be 
careful that they express exactly the 
thought which we wish to convey. 
If we know how to use them correctly 
We should study synonyms and anto- 
nyms and practise the use of them. 
If we know how to use them correctly 
they will be a great advantage to us, 
since they enable us to express the 
same idea in different way- A very 
common rhetorical fault is too fre- 
quent repetition of the same word. 
especially of adjectives. Synonyms 






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will help us to describe things more 
vividly, because of the many shades 
of meaning which they bring out. 

Still another way of securing the de- 
sired result is to take up the study of 
etymology. This branch of study 
gives us the facts concerning the origin 
of a word, its fundamental significance, 
and its changes of meaning during the 
development of the language. 

If we wish to acquire a good vo- 
cabulary, we should avoid low com- 
panions, and associate with persons 
who are cultured. We should listen 
carefully during their conversation. 
Although it is possible to gain new 
words and new ideas from those who 
are morally low, and from the less edu- 
cated class, yet as a whole, they can 
help us but little since their stock of 
good words is usually limited and they 
are rru re liable to misuse words in their 
efforts to express their thoughts. 

Another very helpful practice is 



studying and memorizing selections of 
prose and poetry which are taken from 
the very best authors. We ought to 
learn their motives in writing them, try 
to enter into their feeling, and study 
the selections until they become a part 
of ourselves. 

In conclusion, the dictionary must 
be our constant companion if we hope 
greatly to increase our vocabulary. 
How often are we puzzled as to the 
meaning of a word, or uncertain as to 
how it is spelled and pronounced ! 
Sometimes there may be some one 
close at hand, who can give the de- 
sired information. But the dictionary 
will never fail us, and if we search 
there for what we want we shall get 
the information more fully and ac- 
curately and remember it better. Car- 
lyle says, "The best university of these 
days is a collection of books," and the 
modern dictionary is almost a library 
in itself. 



How to Take Care of Dairy Cattle 

Harry C. Neff. 



The consumption of dairy products 
has increased, and the farmer who will 
properly care for his herd to meet the 
situation, must build a modern barn 
or remodel the old one. Evidently such 
fundamentals as proper ventilation, 
plenty of sunlight, low troughs, feed 
and litter carriers, even the construc- 
tion of the silo have been neglected too 
long. Any system of ventilation that 
admits pure air and allows the impure 
to escape simultaneously, without 



causing a draft, will answer the pur- 
pose. Sunlight is nature's most power- 
ful disinfectant. This means healthy 
cattle. Low troughs save feed bills, be- 
cause, from the ground is the natural 
place for animals to feed. Feed and 
litter carriers are great labor savers. 
Without gutters, preferably concrete, 
it is no easy matter to produce sani 
tarv milk or to save the liquid manure, 
the most valuable part of the fertilizer. 
The feeding problem should also re- 



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ceive his careful consideration. To the 
farmer, who has a good pasture, this 
problem is not difficult in summer, but 
if this is wanting, a succession of soil- 
ing crops ought to be provided unless 
he has a silo filled for summer use. 
Among the legumes used for roughage, 
alfalfa and sweet clover hay have prov- 
ed of most value. But sweet clover 
(melilotus alba) is better for pasture 
The dairyman will be wise in growing 
both, for they contain a large percent- 
age of digestible protein, and thereby 
save the purchase of large amounts 
of expensive mill feeds. To be sure, 
some concentrates must be purchased, 
but by studying the analyses of the 
various feeds, a great saving can often 
be realized. There are no fixed rules 
concerning the amount of feed an ani- 
mal should receive, the attendant must 
use judgment, but the ration should 
contain all that they relish, including 
one ounce of salt. Abrupt changes in 
the ration should never be made. If 
changes must be made, they should be 
made gradually. 

On the ofher hand such inexpensive 
factors of success as watering and ex- 
ercising are too oTten done' in a care- 
less, unsystematic manner. Now, milk 



is largely water and to have thirsty 
cows is to have less cow juice. Cows 
will attend to this themselves when a 
stream of water flows through the 
pasture where they graze, but during 
winter special provision must be made 
to supply water regularly, not once a 
day, from a trough floating with ice, 
but water with the chill removed and 
supplied two or three times a day. If 
this be done in the stable, daily exer- 
cise in a sheltered yard will be neces- 
sary for the general health of the cow. 
This also gives opportunity for a gen- 
eral cleaning and littering of the 
stables but this should also be attend- 
ed to morning and evening. 

Then, too, the attendant should love 
the work and do it on schedule time. 
There might have been an excuse for 
not milking until dark before the milk- 
ing machine came into use, but there 
is none now since one man with a ma- 
chine can do the work of two and do it 
in a more sanitary way. Lastly, do not 
beat poor Bossy if she kicks you or 
kicks the machine in her effort to 
chase flies, but treat her kindly, curry 
her daily, and she will like you 
as a master and will produce more 
milk. 



The Organized Sunday School Class 

Ryntha B. Shelly. 



The organized Sunday School class 
is a little corporation, so to speak, 
which chooses regular class officers; 
namely, president, secretary, and treas- 
urer, and appoints various committees, 
such as, a visiting committee, a pro- 
gram committee, and a social commit- 
tee. Such a class is a distinct unit in 
itself, feels its individuality, and is an 
effective machine for service. 

The professed object of an organized 
class is to study thoroughly the word 
of God, increase the percentage of at- 
tendance, diffuse a religious spirit in 
the class, and secure the conversion of 
its unconverted members. 

Such organized effort creates a class 
spirit which binds the members to- 
gether, enables the teacher to use and 
direct the talents and energies of the 
scholars in doing definite work, pro- 
motes good fellowship, brings the 
teacher and the scholar into closer re- 
lationship with one another, forms 
lasting friendships among the mem- 
bers, and inspires to greater diligence 
in the study of God's word. 

Many people do not see the value of 
an organized class. There are different 
opinions among Sunday School work- 
ers as to the advisability of thus sys- 
tematizing the work, but, we believe 
that adverse opinions are, as a rule, not 
based upon actual experience. An or- 
ganized class is in the best position to 
do good work, because each member 



feels that he has a part in the work, 
and ought to be present and take an 
interest in all that is being done. Class 
organization if properly employed, is 
a cure for most of the ills of the Sun- 
day School. It does away with much 
of the inappreciation and indifference 
which the teacher must often observe 
wth sadness. The pupils need to have 
a part in a thing in order to enjoy it. 
If they take an interest in the class the 
members will also take an interest in 
the school and the church, and then the 
school and the church will not have so 
much trouble in securing workers. The 
main reason to-day that too few schol- 
ars of the Sunday School become teach- 
ers is that they do not have a chance 
to share in the activities of the class, 
and hence never feel qualified to teach. 
The ideal church of the future has 
many active workers in various de- 
partments of Christian effort, and simi- 
larly the organized class seeks through 
its committees and otherwise to serve 
in many ways, especially to be helpful 
to those within reach as, for instance, 
visiting the aged folks in the communi- 
ty and holding prayer meetings in their 
homes. How to secure all the work- 
ers which the church needs is a problem 
which the organized Sunday School 
class may perhaps do much to solve, 
since it causes its members to care for 
the church and trains them in their 
tender youth to be busy in her inter- 




EDITORIAL BOARD 



JACOB S. HARLEY. Editc 



ASSOCIATE EDITORS 



.School Notes 



Graoe Moyer 

Mary G-. Hershey . . . 

Rhoda Miller Honierian Notes 

Naomi Longenecker K. L. S. Notes 

Calvin J. Roce 



Gertrude Miller Alumni Notes 

Isaac J. Kreider Exchanges 

Virgil Holsinger Business Manager 

Daisy P. Reider Art Editor 

Athletics 



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Entered as second-class matter April 19, 1909, at the Elizabethtown Postofflce. 



School Days. 

A traveler on the electric line from 
Mt. Joy to Lancaster in Pennsylvania, 
raay from his seat in the car observe 
i>n a field near the former town the 
crumbling walls of a building. Upon 
inquiry he will learn that these ruins 
mark the site of Cedar Hill Female 
Seminary, an institution which passed 
out of existence forty or more years 
ago. The founder of the Seminary, 
Rev. Nehemiah Dodge, who was also 
the principal throughout the period 
during which the school was operated. 



departed this life in 1870. He died 
without means, but his former pupils 
subscribed a sum and caused to be 
erected at his grave in the cemetery at 
Donegal Springs an unpretentious 
marble shaft upon the base of which 
are carved in delicate lettering, these 
words : 

"Me opened his mouth with wisdom 
and upon his tongue was the law "I 
kindness." 

"Erected to his memory by grateful 
pupils as an expression of their ap- 
preciation of hi- noble life work." 



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The men and women of the present 
generation take more interest in living, 
gfovving institutions such as Harvard, 
Penn, and Princeton, Vassar, Tuske- 
gee, and Carlisle, than in the desolate 
moss-covered wreck of what has been. 
So we hasten from the tottering walls 
of the old seminary, and linger a mo- 
ment at the grave of the teacher to re- 
flect upon the well-chosen words of 
the epitaph and upon the life which 
called forth this beautiful tribute. 

It is probable that between this 
teacher and his pupils there existed the 
ideal relation. One of the highest 
conceptions of a school is that of an 
inner circle of disciples sitting at the 
Eeet of the master. It is the personal 
touch made possible by the small 
school. "Mark Hopkins upon one 
end of a log and a boy upon the other 
constitute a university." Arnold of 
Rugby was revered by the small group 
of boys who came to him for inspira- 
tion and guidance. And if the pupils 
of Professor Dodge felt the same con 
tact of a great spirit while sitting un- 
der his instruction it is no wonder that 
they afterward delighted to erect a 
monument to his worth. 

What a unique relation is that which 
exists between the teacher and stu- 



dents! The latter at the crossroads 
of life, at the parting of the ways, 
looking to the former for direction 
how they may reach the golden land of 
fancy, the land of the ideal, which they 
see far in the distance and which they 
long to reach. Will the teacher at 
such a time prove a sympathetic friend 
and will he direct them aright? There 
is danger now. If they choose a byway- 
disappointment and perhaps destruc- 
tion awaits them. The soul awakens 
and gets its first view of the ocean of 
life, looks out wonderingly at the in- 
finite, but close by its uncertain path- 
way lies the precipice which it sees 
but indistinctly. Verily, school days 
are vital days. Now the pebble 
changes the course of the cataract. As 
fortunes are made and unmade on 
Wall Street in a single day, so at this 
susceptible period of life, destinies are 
decided in a moment, and character is 
won or lost at the toss of a coin. 

Throughout the land tens of thous- 
ands of students have again returned 
to college halls to take up their tasks 
for another year.. May we not cher- 
ish the hope that all this will result in 
a boundless harvest of good, in en- 
nobled character, in brighter luster for 
church and state. 







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Elizabethtown College sends autumn 
greetings to all her friends both old 
and new. We assume that all who 
keep in touch with her by means of 
the monthly messages, are either 
former students, or are in some way 
connected with the school and are in- 
terested in its welfare and life. We 
shall seek this year to picture to you 
its life, so far as we are able and so 
far as we think it would benefit or in- 
terest you. There is much to remind 
those of us who are here of our pre- 
decessors and to cause gratitude on 
our part, hence we nm bound to you 
by appreciation and interest. We also 
hope that your interest in the school 
will increase the interest of the student 
body and thus establish a mutual bond. 
We shall try to live worthy of Eliza- 
bethtown College, and we extend a 
hearty welcome to any one who finds 
it convenient to visit us. 

College I Till presents a more pleas- 
ing appearances this fall than it has for 
some time. A smooth lawn, bright 
blooming flowers, and a fpesh coat of 
paint upon the buildings greeted us 



upon our arrival. The college orchard 
has been doing good service in its way 
to further the well-being of the stu- 
dents. Three hundred and fifty quarts 
of peaches, blackberries, and raspber- 
ries have been prepared for the winter; 
one or two hundred bushels of pota- 
toes have been garnered ; and there are 
grapes, melons, cantaloupes and pump- 
kins galore. 

As to enrollment of students, the 
president reports one of the busiest 
opening days for fall term that he has 
yet experienced. And there have been 
new arrivals ever since. Something 
in the atmosphere tells us that this 
year will be a noteworthy one. The 
spirit of good will prevails. Every- 
where we observe that which reminds 
us of the motto of the Senior Class, 
"Pressing toward the Mark." 

ic Hall the scene of many joyous 
gatherings, was chosen for another in- 
formal gathering on the opening night 
of school, Monday, September 7th. 
Old friends exchanged friendly greet- 
ings and new acquaintances were made. 
The evening closed with a few famil 
iar songs. 



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Prof. H. K. Ober spent September 
13th in Philadelphia, where he preach- 
ed in the First Brethren church. 

On the 18th of October Prof. R. W. 
Schlosser will begin a series of meet- 
ings in the Church of the Brethren in 
Elizabethtown. He is conducting 
special prayer meetings, preliminary to 
the meetings, in which such problems 
as "How to Win Souls," and "Hin- 
drance to Soul Winning" are discussed. 
The interest at these meetings is en- 
couraging. May God add his blessing 
and may there be a glorious home-com- 
ing of many souls to the kingdom. 

Rev. Virgil Holsinger of Williams- 
burg, one of our student-teachers and 
Bessie Wright of Lancaster, were mar- 
ried on Sunday, September 6th. Their 
new hon>e is in the cottage on the cam- 
pus. "The College Times" extends 
to them its heartiest congratulations 
and best wishes. 

The Temperance League of Eliza- 
bethtown College held a private ses- 
sion September 15th. The following 
officers were elected to serve for the 
coming year: 

President— Prof. H. K. Ober 

Vice President— Prof. J. S. Harley. 
Secretary — Miss Naomi Longenecker 

Treasurer— I. J. Kreider. 

The following were appointed to 
serve on the program committee : 

Prof. J. G. Meyer, Virgil Holsinger, 
Anna Cassel. 

A number of new members were ad- 
ded to the League. 

Tfiose of our readers who remember 
Room F on the second floor of Alpha 
Hall, may be interested to know that 
the Art Studio has been moved there. 
Miss Landis, the Art teacher, is much 



pleased with the change and there is 
this year an increased interest in her 
department. She reports that there 
will be a class in china painting. Five 
members are already desirous of tak- 
ing up the work and we hope others 
may follow. 

Miss Luella Folgelsanger, a former 
teacher of Elizabethtown College and 
at present teaching in Juniata College, 
was a guest at this place recently. The 
girls gave a little social in her honor, 
in the Art Studio. Chatting and 
singing, besides several games, took up 
the evening. The watermelons and 
candy were appreciated by all. 

Manager of Girl's Athletics, Miss 
Ryntha Shelly. 

Manager of Boy's Athletics, Mr. 
Elam Zug. 

Senior class meetings have been held 
and the class is arranging all its plans 
and work. The colors, Brown and Gold 
have been selected. An original pen- 
nant designed by Mr. Hess, a member 
of the class, has also been chosen. 
Other work is now in progress. There 
are at least twenty members. 

Force of habit is very strong, as was 
shown tke other day in German class. 
Miss R. Landis translated "Auf Wei- 
dersehen, Mem Herr," as follows: — 
"Good-bye Mr. Herr," ending with a 
rather guilty expression upon her face 
which also had an added tint of pink. 

Question — Why is Miss M. E. Mil- 
ler so absorbed in embroidering fine 
linens? 

Why did Miss Laura Landis enjoy 
the outing so much on Saturday? 

Newville's Sunday School attend- 
ance has again been increased by the 
faithful attendance of our students. 



If. 



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Sister Martha Martin who is superin- 
tendent of the work there has arranged 
for a Children's Meeting to be held 
Sunday afternoon, October nth. Prof. 
J. G. Meyer and Miss Elizabeth Myer 
will speak to the children after they 
have rendered their part of the pro- 
gram. 

Our first mid-week prayer meeting 
was conducted by members of the 
faculty. The theme of the evening 
was "The prayer life of the student." 

Our missionary reading circle has 
been organized and is proving interest- 
ing. The attendance is good. The 
following are the officers elected. 
Pres.-Prof J. S. Harley. 
Vice Pres. — Mr. Geo. Capetanios. 
Sec— Miss Grace Moyer. 
Treas. — Mr. Paul Hess. 
Mr. Virgil Holsinger has been chosen 
as teacher. We expect to study the 
book entitled "India's Awakening," by 
Sherwood Eddy. Mrs. B. Howard 
Alexander a returned missionary from 
China made an address to the class at 
its first meeting. She spoke very 
beautifully and impressively of China 
and her work there. The secretary of 
the class also read a letter from our 
former teacher, Miss Stauffer, who is 
now at Bethany Bible School in 
Chicago. 

Does your window stick fast, does 
the bell fail to ring, is anything else 
wrong? Send for Mr. Hertzler, he is 
jack of all trades this year and is kept 
quite busy. 

"All mail out" is the cry uttered 
twice a day by Mr. Hess, this year's 
mail carrier. 

The Music Department this year is 
guitc active and we hope to have some 



worthy results from the work done. 

In our Chapel services many pre- 
cious thoughts and valuable instruc- 
tions have been given to the students. 
A splendid opening chapel talk was 
given by Dr. Reber in the subject of 
"How to Study." We are sure if his 
plan and advice were carried out, great 
benefit would result. 

Mrs. Agusta Reber is now assisted 
by Miss Tennis and Miss Royer. 

The members of the Zoology class 
afford many amusing sights in their 
wild pursuit after bugs and their rela- 
tives. Nets of all dimensions, colors, 
and styles, are seen waving in the air, 
flourished by excited zoologists. 
Whether Mr. Capetanios hoped to 
catch a new specimen in realms beyond 
the level of the earth is not known, but 
manj' have been the conjectures as to 
the reason he has made the handle to 
his net of such a great length and what 
he hopes to catch with his bait of a 
bright ribbon bow. 

Ask Mr. Graham how he enjoys lolly 
pops without handles. 

The Class of 1915 are planning to 
have their last year a golden one, full 
of activity in every way possible. The 
motto chosen by the class is "Pressing 
toward the Mark." The class has elect- 
ed the following officers : 

Pres. — Mr. Owen Hershey. 
Vice Pres. — Mr. Jacob Gingrich 
Sec— Miss Grace Mover. 
Chorister, — Miss Bertha Perry 
Treas.— Mr. Paul K. Hess. 



The Outing to Donegal Springs. 
Early on the Saturday morning of 
the last week in September, when the 
weather was clear and crisp, a happy 



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crowd of students started for an out- 
ing to Donegal Springs, an historic 
spot in Lancaster county, five or six 
miles from College Hill. All carried 
lunch. "Lolly pops" were common 
property and were as varied in color 
as the costumes of the wayfarers. Some 
preferred to hike it all the way, while 
others went half the distance by trolley 
The route lay through a picturesque 
region. Everywhere were well kept 
fields, the corn was in the shock, the 
woodlands presented the first signs of 
autumn, and farther away the hills rose 
misty in the morning light. Happy 
laughter broke the stillness of the calm 
morning as the travelers proceeded on 
their way. When the Springs were 
reached and the ancient church, sur- 
rounded by venerable oaks so full of 
historic association, came into view 
the merriment subsided into something 
like awe. Entering the churchyard the 
visitors passed the moument erected 
in honor of those who lost their lives 
in the Revolutionary war. A few rods 
away stood the Witness Oak beneath 
which the members of the church 
pledged their all for freedom from 
British rule. A high stone wall sur- 
rounds the graves of the forefathers 
of many generations. Close by the 
church at the foot of the slope the 
springs for which the place is named 
pour a stream perpetually clear and 
cool and issuing forth as a beautiful 
brook through the meadow to the 
north-east. 

At noon the scattered excursionists 
gathered in groups to eat their lunch 
upon the soft grass of the lawn. The 
hours passed quickly and pleasantly. 
Games were played, walks were taken, 
the students entered the church which 
had been standing there fifty years be- 
fore Washington crossed the Delaware. 
They noted its pleasing old-fashioned 
interior, its window shades of singular 
design, its lamps and other interesting 
details. The spirit of the little sanc- 
tuary seemed to enter into those pres- 
ent. They joined their voices singing 



the good old hymns with the accom- 
paniment of the organ ; Mr. Capetanios 
gave an earnest talk on "The Church, ' 
and the assembly offered a prayer of 
gratitude and worship. 

The return journey was uneventful. 
The boys and girls trudged along 
cheerfully, all reached the college in 
bouyant mood, and all were the strong- 
er in body and mind for the healthful 
recreation of the day. 



K. L. S. NOTES 

The first session of the Keystone 
Literary Society for the present school 
year was held on September II. The 
interest manifested at this meeting as 
well as at the meetings which followed 
was very good, and we hope that this 
may continue throughout the year. 

The program opened with the in- 
auguration of the new officers, and 
after this the president gave his in- 
augural address on "The Value of Oral 
English." Lila Shimp then played a 
piano solo entitled, "Salut a Pesth." 
A declamation was given by Paul Hess 
and following this an essay was read 
by Grace Moyer. Her subject was 
"The Value of Optimism." After this 
a mixed quartet sang "Come Where 
My Love Lies Dreaming." The ques- 
tion. "Resolved that Congress should 
make an Amendment granting Women 
the Right to Vote," was debated on the 
affirmative by Ruth Landis and Naomi 
Longenecker, and on the negative by 
Jacob Gingrich and Owen Hershey. 
Mary Hershey then gave a recitation 
entitled "War." The program closed 
bv a piano solo rendered by Mary 
Elizabeth Miller. 

On September 18th the Society met 
in literary session. The first feature of 
the program was a song by the society. 
After this Roberta Freymeyer recited 
"Hunting." Carrie Dennis gave a 
piano solo entitled " Among the Gyp- 
sies." Anna Cassel gave a recitation 
entitled "In the Children's Hospital." 
An oration on "The Making of a Man" 



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was delivered by George Capetanios. 
After this John Graham read a selec- 
tion and Sara Olweiler followed with 
a piano solo entitled "Murmuring 
Brooklet." The last feature of the 
program was the "Literary Echo" read 
by the editor, Harvey Geyer. 



HOMERIAN NEWS 

After our summer vacation, we come 
with renewed energy and determina- 
tion to continue our work and get the 
most out of school life. One way in 
which we can do this is to take hold 
of Society work and help to make it in- 
teresting and profitable. 

Our Society, though small in num- 
ber, is wide awake and active. Im- 
portant business is at present under 
consideration at our private meetings, 
and arrangements are being made to 
have *hort programs at our private 
sessions. 

A public program was to be given 
on September 25. but on account of a 
lecture in town, it was dispensed with. 
The first public program will be ren- 
dered October 23. 

The following officers were elected 
to serve for the coming administration : 
Speaker — Prof. J. G. Meyer; Vice 
President — Mr. I. Z. Hackman ; Chap- 
lain — Prof. R. W. Schlosser; Monitor 
— Rhoda Miller; Secretary — Carrie 
Dennis; Chorister — Gertrude Hess; 
Critic — Mr. H. H. Nye ; Reviewers — 
Dr. D. C. Reber and Miss Elizabeth 
Myer. 

We aim to have entertaining and in- 
structive programs this school year, 
and urge all persons interested in so- 
ciety work to be present. 



ATHLETICS 

Tennis! 
Baseball ! 
Basket-ball ! 

In which of these are you interested, 
students? Your interest should lie in 



all three of them. Some people find no 
pleasure in any of these sports, and 
yet they are useful for the physical as 
well as the mental development of 
the college student. 

These three games have already been 
introduced on College Hill this fall. 
Tennis is receiving due attention. This 
is the only game of the three in which 
the ladies and the gentlemen play, to- 
gether, and were ther nothing else to 
recommend the sport this alone would 
make it popular on College Hill. 

Four games of baseball have been 
played. The best game was that of 
September 25th. The following shows 
the line-up and the results : 
BOARDING R. H.O. A. E 

Hershey, O. p 1 o 3 1 o 

Rose, 2b 1 o 2 1 1 

Kreider, O. c o o 8 3 o 

Wenger, C. M. 3b o o 2 2 o 

Hershey, H. ss o o o 1 o 

Kreider, I. cf 1 o 1 2 o 

Meyer, If o o o o o 

Leiter, rf o o o o o 

Weaver, ib o o 2 o o 

Total 3 o"i8 10 1 

DAY R. H. O. A. E. 

Geyer, c 2 o 9 o o 

Engle, p 1 1 o S o 

Schlosser, 2b 1 o 2 o o 

Doyle, J. ss o 1 1 o 1 

Boozer, ib o o 7 o o 

Heisey, If o o o o o 

Doyle, cf o o 1 o 1 

Seiders, rf o o o 1 o 

Reber, 3b o o I 1 I 

Totals 4 2 21 7 3 

Boarding loooil O — 3 

Day 20000 1 1 — 4 

"None out when winning run was 
scored. 

Struck out by Hershey, 8; by Engle, 
10. 

The ladies have just ushered in the 
basket ball season at the printing of 
this number. 




We regret that the former editor, 
Mr. Joshua D. Reber, will not be able 
to serve you this year. He has enter- 
ed Juniata College to continue his 
work in the College course. It is 
with reluctance that we take up this 
work, but we hope the members of 
the Association will help us to make 
these columns interesting. We shall 
be glad to hear from you from time to 
time telling us of your whereabouts 
and of your successes. 

Miss Gertrude Hess 'n, who took 
up advanced work in music last year 
at Oberlin Conservatory of Music. 
Oberlin, Ohio, has returned to her 
Alma Mater to assist in the Music 
Department. 

Miss Nora Reber '14. and Miss Bes- 
sie Rider '03, have entered Bethany 
Bible School at Chicago, 111. 

Mis-; Ressie Horst, '14 has accepted 
a position at the Kreider Shoe Factory, 
Middletown, Pa. She reports that she 
likes her work and that she is very 
busy. 

Miss Linde Huber, '14, who has 



been employed by Mr. Bishop, the 
photographer, in Elizabethtown, is ill 
with diphtheria. Her friends hope 
for her speedy recovery. 

Mrs. Stella Frantz Martin, '09, is 
proud of her baby girl, Ruth Arlene, 
who is now about four months old. 

Mr. Harry H. Nye, '12 has entered 
Franklin & Marshall college this year 
as a senior. 

Mr. Christ. L. Martin has also re- 
turned to Franklin & Marshall College 
to continue his work there. 

Mr. George H. Light, '07. has re- 
cently been advanced to the second 
degree in the ministry. He is now 
teaching in the Sellersville High 
School and reports that he likes his 
work. 

Mr. Harry Longenecker, '11. is in 
his senior year at State College. 

The following were visitors at the 
College: Miss Luella Fogelsanger, 
'06, Mr. I. E. Oberholtzer. '06, Mr. 
James H. Breitigan, '05, Floy S. 
Crouthamel, '10. 




Jim*. . L..^J—»X- — o J**.«. J.-*»«i«»w*«>L.. HI Lc.^iw * 



Come in the evening, or come in the 

morning, 
Come when you're looked for, or come 

without warning, 
Greetings and welcome you'll find 

here before you, 
And the oftener you'll come here, the 
more we'll adore you. — Thomas O. 
Davis. 

Welcome is the word we wish to ex- 
tend to all our former exchanges and 
to all others whose school paper we 
shall find on our exchange table this 
year. 

Before we as critics, begin to criti- 
cise, let us stop one moment to learn 



what a critic is. One writer says that 
critics are sentinels, in the grand army 
of letters, stationed at the corners of 
newspapers and reviews, to challenge 
every new author. Another says that 
critics are those men who have failed 
in literature and art. Now we as critics 
of the various school papers may not 
be experienced sentinels or we may not 
be those who have failed in literature 
or art ; but we can all agree with Gold- 
smith when he says : 

"Blame where you must, be candid 

where you can. 
And be each critic the Good-natured 

Man." 



($ur (Ealleg? ©tntfH 



Elizabbthtdwh, Pa , November, 1914 



Autumn 

Mrs. V. C. Holsinger 



What is comparable to the beauty 
of the autumn sky, where the big 
jsilvery moon of October, the hunter's 
moon, seems to ferret out the remotest 
corners of the earth that have been 
hitherto unvisited, to cast its softening 
rays, giving to all the world the charm 
of romantic interest. The whizz of 
the wild duck's wing is heard on the 
river, and the whirr of the partridge 
is in evidence over the dead clover 
fields. 
"The quail are in the stubble. 

And the woodcock in the swale. 
In the pines up go the partridge, 

In the brush the cotton tail. 
The days are bright and sunny, 

Tho' the nights begin to freeze. 
While the purple grapes are hanging. 

And the apples on the trees." 

The message of autumn is not that 
of melancholy, but it is the time of 
preparation, and rest, and repose, in 
which all the world will take on new 
energy to awake refreshened and re- 
newed in the Springtide. Never do 
human spirits rise higher than in the 
fall. Energy then culminates. Every 
season has its charm and its poem, but 
now we are approaching the strong 
rhythmic days that give you the grand 



organ notes of nature's symphonies. 
We see not all this in the city. Our 
back yards are not the wide fields, 
and we think only of our overcoats, 
and the nuisance of the leaves on the 
pavement. Charming as the country 
may be in all seasons, it speaks with a 
different eloquence and sings with a 
nobler melody when the pale glimpses 
of the moon in October are most 
alluring and the twinkling stars speak 
of infinity in more impressive senten- 
ces. A poet has expressed it thus: 
Now nature like a careless child, that 

sweetly innocent, can view 
No shame in making nakedness, dis- 
robes to sleep the long dark winter 
through. 
And like a careless child, she too, fag- 
ged out with pleasures of the day, 
Flings down her garments here and 
there for us to put away. 
The spirit that breathes in the mel- 
lowed sweetness of the clustered vines 
is that of richness and not of decay, of 
joy and not of sadness. The soft 
rustling of the wind through the 
leaves, as they drop one by one to 
their earthly couch, is the lullaby with 
which Mother Nature croons her 
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are southward flying and the foliage 
is serving notice that glorious October, 
stately in strength and color comes 
apace. The frost is on the pumpkin 
and the early sausage is in the pan. 
When you retire you find a heavy 
blanket at the foot of your bed, cam- 
phor scented, and as you draw it up 
over you the recent heat of the dog 
days seems never to have occurred. 
You lower the blinds earlier and by 
the evening lamps peruse the impres- 
sive book, that was too much when the 
sun set at 8 o'clock, p. m. In the 
country you don't mind sitting by the 
kitchen fire and putting a fresh stick 
now and then on the lowering embers. 
The night winds frostily rustle the 
corn shock where the rabbit finds his 
lair. The fields are all garnered save 
the corn, and the plow stands in the 
furrow to begin with the wheat an- 
other resurrection. The early pig is 
fattening in his pen, and the bullock 
in his stall. The early corn is putting 
more red into the cockles of the gob- 
bler and the comb of the cock. All is 
happy in the midst of plenty and fat- 
ness. The farm lad goes to the barn 
in the early morn with a warm blouse 
on, and does not return to a late supper 
in shirt sleeves and bare arms. He 
does not now mind sitting in the sun- 
shine by the south side of the wagon 
shed, or under the forebay of the barn. 
He looks with a sigh toward the 
shocked corn which will soon try his 
fingers as he husks the great ears. 
The bees buzz around the cider bar- 
rel and the prettiest picture of our 
fruitage is seen in the apple blushing 
at you behind the first frost-bitten 
leaves. The cows skirt the fences, to 
get the last fresh grass that has not 



been touched by sturdy Jack. The 
The potato laughs plenty in the full 
cellar bin, and the first jar of sauer 
kraut is aripening nearby. 

The ozone of the fall air is more in- 
spiring than the fitful shine of the 
spring sun. The trees of October are 
grander than the green foliage of June. 
The wheat field of the fall glittering in 
frost jewels is more beautiful than the 
struggle of the blade through the cold 
clods of the early spring. The flowers 
havt closed for a time their odorous 
lips that made the summer a season of 
protracted fragrance, and as though to 
compensate for their absence, the 
stars during the autumn multiply 
themselves, adding brilliancy and 
beauty to the heavens. The most 
beautiful June day cannot compare 
with the Indian summer hours of the 
fall, when dreams form in the shim- 
mering sunshine. 

It is when the squirrel flits amid 
the chestnut burrs, and a gentle still- 
ness whispers songs unsung around 
the branches of the great trees, that 
the heart bounds with a new force and 
the soul feels that it would be well to 
live forever. 

Autumn is the time of romance, the 
time when the fairies, hobgoblins, and 
the witches play on the mountain tops, 
saying wierd chants for the sweet- 
hearts and lovers. Their activities 
reach their height on the last two days 
of ( )ctober, when they leave the 
mountain retreats and start on a voy- 
age through the world, visiting every 
cottage and palace where love abides. 

In October social entertainments 
are multiplied. The gay vegetable- 
like the pumpkin and the peppers, and 
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apples contribute to the pleasure and 
enjoyment of the table, and lend them- 
selves beautifully to schemes of 
decoration. 

The morns grow chill, and crisp with 
frost, 
But thrill the veins like tonic wine; 
The sky takes on a deeper blue, 

The mountains stand out clear and 
fine . 

The forests burn in gorgeous hues, 
The sumac flames along the wall, 



The hardy flowers, blooming and 
bright, 
The lovely leaves begin to fall. 
The birds are gathering for flight, 

The young, elate, the old ones wise. 
To go before the chilling snows, 

To nest and sing 'neath sunnier 
skies. 

The nuts are dropping in the woods, 
The golden hunter's moon soars 
high, 

The sun turns daily toward the south, 
The waning of the year draws nigh. 



Heaven's Decree. 

C. J. Rose. 



Alexander Pope in his "Rape of the 
Lock" says: 
The lock obtained with guilt and kept 

with pain 
In every place is sought, but sought 

in vain : 
With such a prize no mortal must be 

blessed, 
So Heaven decrees! With Heaven 

who can contest? 

It is universally true that where evil 
exists in any form, happiness, genuine 
happiness, is not found. Heaven never 
has sanctioned evil and never will, 
who then dares to fight against Heav- 
en? Is there anyone brave enough 
to undertake this battle? The reason 
happiness cannot be where evil exists 
is because the consciences of the 
people are troubled. The inhabitants 
are responsible for their own suffering 
and sorrow. Man brings these upon 
himself by yielding to his own lusts 



and desires. The coveted thing ob- 
tained by guilt can not be concealed, 
for our sins will always find us out. 

In the first place, let us consider 
what the attitude of heaven is toward 
crooked politics. In our day there are 
men who are desirous for office that 
they may gratify their selfish pro- 
pensities. They make pledges to the 
people promising them faithful service 
and declaring their devotion to the 
cause of humanity. When they are 
elected and placed in power, instead of 
rendering their most efficient service 
they bring themselves into disrepute 
by furthering their own purposes and 
trying to foil the people. How long 
does this fraud continue? It takes 
Heaven but a short time to direct her 
forces of sane, industrious, energetic, 
noble-hearted men and women against 
bribery, trickery, and all forms of dis- 
honesty in politics, and to hurl the pre- 



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tender from his seat of power. Can 
any mortal, therefore, be happy who 
participates in these evils? 

Let us, in the next place, consider 
one of the evils of our social life. 
There are many people who continual- 
ly indulge in frivolous, unseemly, idle 
gossip. They care not whose reputa- 
tions they injure or what influence they 
wield. Can the nation depend upon 
them? Nay, for they have no stabili- 
ty and they are swayed by their own 
caprice. Their appreciation for mo- 
tives of a higher order, for that which 
is ennobling in human intercourse is 
lacking. Heaven can not give her 
benediction upon the lives of such per- 
sons. Why should they not set their 
aim higher since God has placed a di- 
vine spark within us all which needs 
only to be fanned into flame? Th'e 
only explanation is that they have de- 
liberately turned from worthy ideals 
and can find no pleasure in them. 
Therefore they who seemingly delight 
is such vanities have no true enjoy- 
ment : for heaven stalmps the mark of 
disapproval upon their consciences. 

Lastly we mention an institution 



against which Heaven's decree has 
been pronounced. "Woe to him that 
putteth the bottle to his neighbor's 
lips." The liquor traffic was once re- 
garded as an honorable business, but 
now it is quite generally looked upon as 
the worst traffic that still enjoys the 
license and the sanction of the law. 
With it are associated the dance hall, 
the card table, the brothel, and the 
billiard table. Common senses teach- 
es that all these are detrimental to the 
nation. Can Heaven, therefore, place 
her approval upon them? She can not 
and will not. The law forbids me to 
shoot down a man in cold blood ; why 
should it empower a man to sell liquor 
in view of its damning effects? What 
is the product of the saloon? Death. 
Does not the saloon send more men 
to perdition than are killed at the 
hands of assassins? Yes. Why then 
legalize the sale of intoxicants? Ameri- 
cans, will you not rise up against this 
demon? Heaven's decree is against 
the monster, and Heaven's favor will 
rest upon you. if you hurl him from 
your fair land. 




EDITORIAL BOARD 
JACOB S. HARLEY, Editor-in-Chief 



ASSOCIATE EDITORS 

Grace Moyer ) 

Mary G. Hershey .... I Sch ° o1 Notes 

Rhoda Miller HDomerian Notes 

Naomi Longenecker, K. L. S. Notes 

Calvin J. Rose 



Gertrude Miller Alumni Notes 

Isaac J. Kreider Exchanges 

Virgil Holsinger Business Manager 

Daisy P. Reider Art Editor 

Athletics 



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Science and Literature 
This time of the year when many 
thousands of the youths of our land 
have returned to drink deep in the 
fountains of wisdom and knowledge 
we cannot help being impressed with 
the opportunities for mutual helpful- 
ness between student and teacher and 
especially between student and stu- 
dent. While students dare not work 
out each others' problems yet each 
student is the complement of every 
other in the crucible of a strenuous 
school life and in the retort of social 



cointegration. Every student is so 
continuously receiving something from 
and contributing to the life and spirit 
of his college and school that the word 
CHAXGE is plainly stamped on the 
life of every one as the most character- 
istic phenomenon the student ex- 
periences while at school. 

This change is not only due to asso- 
ciation with fellow-students and con- 
tact with teacher, but the influence of 
literary, scientific and religious 
thought is a tremendous catalytic 
agent in effecting the change about 



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which we speak. The importance of 
the influence of science studies in the 
life of the student as compared with 
the wonderful influence of literary 
studies shall be the basis of the fol- 
lowing thoughts. 

The chief characteristic of both the 
poet and the scientist is the creative 
spirit which each possesses. The poet 
and the man of literature create beau- 
ty or at least the appreciation of it. 
The scientist establishes laws and cre- 
ates an appreciation for truth and its 
results. What we call good literature 
is simply the best attempt at the prop- 
er "expression of life in words of truth 
and beauty." Whereas a science is the 
study of life itself or at least some 
phase of life as it may be related to 
air, water, and the solid portions of 
the earth's crust. As long as the air 
is for us the breath of life, so long do 
we, in our daily life, touch matter and 
energy. And as long as our feet touch 
the earth so long ought we be con- 
scious of our relations to persons and 
things. So then the study of science is 
worth our devotion because it brings 
before the student truth and the stern 
facts of life and the world in their 
true proportions. On the other hand 
it is universally admitted that litera- 
ture is taught not so much to impart 
knowledge, as to have students appre- 
ciate the beauty of expression in a 
striking style which of course every 
student should aim to possess. 

Any particular science is a field of 
phenomena occuring in regular order, 
as a result of efficient or natural caus- 
es, such that a knowledge of the caus- 
es makes it possible to predict the re- 
sults. In psychology the student be- 
comes acquainted with causes of men- 



tal fatigue, for example, and the know- 
ledge of these causes will enable him 
to predict the results and to prevent 
its harmful effects both in himself and 
in those with whom he has an influen- 
ce. In the study of physiology a know- 
ledge of the cause of ill health will 
enable the student to live in harmony 
with the laws of his nature. In phys- 
ics the student becomes familiar with 
innumerable laws which enable him 
to harness nature's forces to serve pur- 
poses which result in untold good for 
the world. In chemistry as in every 
other experimental science the student 
asks nature many questions and lets 
her answer him in no uncertain tones 
in the laboratory. The scientist speaks 
to the earth and the earth hears him. 
Of course every science must have 
theories and hypotheses to pave the 
way for new discoveries and further 
investigations. And the fact that the 
scientist changes his theories once in 
awhile should not figure against him. 
Theories are simply the weapons of 
the scientist by means of which he 
reaches his goals. Because every the- 
ory repeatedly verified by experiment 
becomes a law finally which needs no 
readjustment when once established; 
and every theory that cannot be veri- 
fied is simply dropped as a wornout 
weapon. 

It is generally admitted that that 
benefits a person most which makes 
him most useful. Who is most in de- 
mand when the need for help is im- 
perative? It is the one who can do 
and act rather than the one who can 
utter an array of figures of speech in 
a striking style. The greatest present 
need of the heathen fields, of the tem- 
perance cause, of the onward move- 



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merits of the school, church and the 
world at large is the medical mission- 
ary, the chemist who proves alcohol a 
poison, a Dr. Wiley the pure food man, 
a Jane Addams of Chicago, an Edison 
whose incandescent lamp is lighting 
up places of shame in the slums. The 
day of Demosthenes, the Herculean 
orator, and Homer the master poet is 
past. This age of progress demands a 
general clean up of grafters, slime 
pits, rum holes and heathen supersti- 
tion and idolatry, which cannot be ac- 
complished by big essays and orations. 
The rising generation needs to be in- 
doctrinated in the truth which frees, 
by scientifically trained and drilled and 
devoted Sunday School and day school 
teachers. Not men of oratory and 
high literary attainments but men who 
can and will do things and men who 
are not afraid to soil their hands with 
dirt if need be, such men are needed 
as never before. 

The good which the true and faith- 
ful scientist has done for the Author 
of the Bible and for all who hold the 
Truth dear is becoming very evident. 
Sceptics and infidels are thinning out 
wonderfully, and the seeds of discord 
sown by scientists, falsely so called, 
are beginning to blend in exquisite 
harmony. For, in the Orient, the 
scientist seeking after truth is unearth- 
in the foot-prints of God on tablet 
and rock. He is walking in the steps 
of the creator verifying the authentic- 
ity of the old Book of Truth and 
silencing the critic. No amount of 
literature could ever so materially 
have benefited the world or blessed 
the cause of right. 

In addition to these points favoring 
the study of science we wish to call 



special attention to some of the direct 
and immediate benefits resulting from 
such studies. 

1. The enlargement of the student's 
angle of vision and the many-sided- 
ness of interest that dawn in the hori- 
zon of the student's life is universally 
admitted as being a very important 
benefit in the study of the different 
sciences. 

2. The student learns how to ob- 
serve. Dr. Eliot claims that the train- 
ing in observation and the develop- 
ment of one's judgment resulting from 
the study of the sciences cannot be 
over emphasized. He says that the 
student of science has open eyes and 
an educated judgment. 

3. This leads us to a brief consider- 
ation of the development of one's 
judgment. Prof. Coulter of Michigan 
University says that the general ef- 
fect of the humanities in a scheme of 
education results in reading between 
the lines, which is the injection of 
self into the subject matter. And yet 
in all subjects a clear and unbiased 
judgment is the ultimate goal of the 
student's efforts. Therefore, the more 
perfectly, self can be eliminated, the 
nearer will the goal be reached. But 
many branches of knowledge and es- 
pecially literature are so filled with 
human opinions, and so permeated by 
conventional standards that unpreju- 
diced judgment is hard to attain in 
literature on account of this stamp of 
human workmanship. 

4. The study of science trains the 
pupil to organize his observations by 
comparison and induction. Both oi 
these characteristics of mental disci- 
pline are especially emphasized by 
Prof. Macgregor in his inaugural ad- 



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dress. 

5. The man studying literature em- 
ploys the imagination very largely 
but he cannot master it there. The 
imagination is indeed a good servant 
but a bad master. In any experimen- 
tal science, the opportunities afforded 
to test the results of the work of the 
imagination by comparison, again and 
again renewed, with concrete mate- 
rials with which it has been dealing, 
furnishes an unrivalled opportunity to 
practice the control of it. Dr. John- 
son says that the study of science must 
do much towards teaching the imagi- 
nation to move at the command of 
truth. Science encourages no day- 
dreaming but demands that pictures 
of the imagination shall be rigidly 
tested that they correspond to some 
objective reality. Smith and Hall, 
justly claim, that it is on account of 
and within these limits that he will 
train it and control it with far more 
scrupulous fidelity than the student of 
literature and art. Most of the liter- 
ary productions are so permeated and 
even vitiated by the personality of the 
author, when professedly dealing with 
facts, that they may properly be rele- 
gated to the domain of fancy. Their 
contents pass through the mind of the 
student, "leaving hardly more residu- 
um than the smoke that goes a up a 
chimney." Wle need also remember 
that the enormous output of the re- 
ligious press is largely occupied with 
questions of a more or less theoretical 
character as distinguished from practi- 
cal Christianity and it is so colored 
with the writer's views that it may be 
classed under the head of imaginative 
literature. And then too the imagi- 
nation and the emotion plav S«<*' an 



important part even in what is called 
good literature that very little litera- 
ture is based on definite knowledge. 
This is why Coleridge says that "liter- 
ature seeks to communicate pleasure 
but science seeks to acquire and com- 
municate truth." 

6. Another characteristic of mental 
discipline to which a study of science 
invariably tends, is the bringing about 
of mental rectitude, clear thought and 
clear expression. 

Now it is at once evident that stud- 
ied which have strong claims on ac- 
count of their disciplinary value, can 
rank second to none if they are able 
at the same time to furnish informa- 
tion which is useful and can be obtain- 
ed in no other way. One of the 
str mg point? in Herbert Spencer's 
chapter on "what knowledge is of 
most worth" shows that the knowl- 
edge useful for guidance in life is fur- 
nished most abundantly in science. He 
bases his arguments on the idea that 
education teaches us how to live. And 
the main activities of life are those 
concerned with self-preservation, those 
concerned with gaining a livelihood, 
those concerned with the rearing of 
offspring. thos c which minister to the 
regulations of conduct in social rela- 
tions, and finally those which minister 
to the gratification of our tastes and 
feelings. 

In respect to the contributions of 
science to self-preservation we would 
like to call ta mind only a very few of 
the many benefits. The food supply 
has increased more rapidly than the 
population. The poet singing of the 
achievements of science says that to- 
day a thousand blades of grass are 
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The law of Malthus has been reversed 
as a result of scientific progress, for 
the means of subsistence are increas- 
ing as the square of the population. 
Water has been furnished where there 
was none. Science has made possible 
rapid transportation on sea and land, 
on elevated and subway, through the 
air and through Hudson tubes ; By 
means of cables, suspension bridges 
have been hung on piers across deep 
ravines and over wide bodies of water 
thus making the isles of the sea and 
the remotest ends of the earth easily 
accessible. As a result of this, fam- 
ines, which formerly vexed large por- 
tions of the earth, shall be known no 
more. The applications of thermody- 
namics to freezing makes it possible 
for fresh meat to be sent to Europe. 
Pasteur with his microscope has lift- 
ed the veil to unknown worlds and as 
a result milk which now needs to be 
pasteurized is saving the lives of ten 
thousand infants. Pasteur's micro- 
scope reveals the causes and nature of 
various diseases from malaria and 
cholera to the dreaded hookworm, all 
of which formerly played havoc as 
epidemics in divers places. The mar- 
vels of the surgeon's knife are amaz- 
ingly numerous. Domestic science 
and the application of general science 
to sanitation, water supply and food 
stuffs is resulting in the amelioration 
of health and preventive medicine has 
removed the terrors from smallpox 
and yellow fever. 

Unless the benefits of science result 
in improving conduct, unless the soul 
is improved as well as the body, life 
is likely to be a <oor thing. Yc. say 
the study of literature stirs the emo- 
t' s more than does the study of 



science and therefore moral conduct 
results. But poets, humanists, orators 
and pastors in all ages have much to 
say about "the whole man as deter- 
mined by conduct" and yet the fact 
remains that the idea never germinated 
to the extent of greatly influencing 
the everyday life of ordinary mortals. 
But when the biologist put the laws 
of heredity to a fair test the world 
sat up and took note because the facts 
revealed became of positive moment. 
Progress in eugenics is demanding 
that rights of the child be respected. 
Is conduct affected by a knowledge of 
science? Yes. 

Wine, war and women, as a toy 
have so continuously been exploited 
by poetry and art that scientific truth 
alone can correct this misconduct bred 
in our blood through long ages. Our 
attitude and conduct in respect to 
these three things is becoming moral 
and more humane because the chemist 
is giving out the facts that the alcohol 
in wine is poisonous, and the physiol- 
ogist says it benumbs the white blood 
corpuscles and disables them. This is 
why men and women join in suppres- 
ing the evils of alcohol Daily news 
Cabled about the world makes foreign- 
ers human like ourselves and killing 
them becomes murder rather than war. 
Science will bring peace. Steam and 
electricity are her handmaids. Sci- 
ence will give democracy and rest 
from war for the student of science 
belongs to a social and universal 
group. He is independent of lan- 
guages or nationality and each one is 
an ambassador of peace and good will. 
His language is universal like that of 
music. In respect to women's rights 
it may be said that women are given 



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equal rights with men in every scien- 
tific age. 

The scientist is accused of being 
cold and formal and that he is not 
moved by the wonderful and the 
beautiful and the sublime. But ah, 
no! to the true scientist every leaf is 
a laboratory and every laboratory a 
sanctuary in which Agassiz says let 
nothing unworthy be done. Many a 
scientist walking along the sea is filled 
with awe and wonder at every step. 
He has not clipped the wings of angels 
of beauties and wonders but he sees 
many more messengers of the infinite 
Jehovah flying from His lofty throne. 
He measures the velocity of light and 
the speed of the electron only to real- 
ize that there is a mighty, a living, a 
growing reality and a presiding intelli- 
gence who with the span of his hand 
measures the immensity of space and 
with his power shakes the universe. 

The facts, laws and truths of the 
universe and the visions of life and its 
meaning which are communicated to 
the student who is studying science 
subjects, cannot but seek expression in 
conduct, and we must conclude that 
this knowledge is of very great mo- 
ment to the higher intellectual and 
spiritual life when the business of 
actual living is on. The scientist 
lays hold of faith in God, in His word 
and His works. And as he conquers 
peak after peak he sees regions in 
front of him full of interest, truth and 
beauty. No brighter light is set in the 
firmament than his. In his garret he 
sees visions of the order which per- 
vades the seeming disorder of the 
world, visions of the great drama of 
life. 



Full of this faith and conscious of 
being a student of the works of the in- 
finite mind he pursues his quest for 
truth and harmony. He feels a most 
important benefit and satisfaction 
coming from getting knowledge "first 
hand" as it really exists in its reality. 
In literature, whatever knowledge may 
be claimed to be imparted, such 
knowledge is invariably clothed in 
conventionalities of style and vitiated 
with the stamp of the personality of 
the writer. But in science the abso- 
lute truth is found and man can think 
God's thoughts after Him instead of 
thinking what men please to speculate 
about. 

Religion and superstition, which 
have been influencing each other from 
the beginning of Christianity, have 
been two of the most powerful forces 
which needed to be separated. And 
now the least that can be said on these 
forces is that nothing has done so 
much for religion in dispelling super- 
stition as science and scientific knowl- 
edge. Our greatest literary men, 
Shakespeare, Milton, etc., lived and 
wrote when this arch-enemy of pro- 
gress held almost complete sway. 
And yet it was not their song nor the 
influence of their masterpieces that 
gave religion 3* freedom and its dy- 
namic. But scitnce was almost the ex- 
clusive agent to knock the props from 
under superstitious ideas, and beliefs. 
It was the influence of scientific know- 
ledge that overthrew this gigantic 
tyrant. As a result religion is in the 
progress of adjusting itself, and its 
influences for good are beginning to. 
permeate the remotest and darkest 
spot on earth. — J.G.M. 







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To live content with small means; 
to seek elegance rather than luxury; 
and refinement rather than fashion, to 
be worthy, not respectable ; and 
wealthy, not rich ; to study hard, think 
quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to 
listen to stars and birds, to babes and 
sages, with open heart; to bear all 
cheerfully, to do all bravely, await oc- 
casion, hurry never; in a word, to let 
the spiritual, unbidden and uncon- 
scious grow up through the common. 
This is to be my symphony. 

— William Henry Channing. 

Several of our young students at- 
tended a lecture delivered by Booker 
T. Washington last week at Harris- 
burg. 

Miss Edna Hoffer of Palmyra and 
Miss Edith Shank and Messrs. Ira 
Shank and J. G. Hershey of Hershey, 
visited Miss Mary Bowman at the 
College on Sunday. 

Mr. C. M.: After returning from 
church. "Did you see that man in 
church?" 

Mr. E. H.: "Which man." 

Mr. C. M.: "That man that sang 
alto like a lady with a white mus- 
tache." 



Miss M. E. Miller is anticipating 
with great pleasure a walk with her 
(camera) on Sunday. 

On the evening of October 15th 
Henry Oldys of Silver Springs, Mary- 
land, visited the College under the au- 
spices of the Pennsylvania Audubon 
Society, an organization for the pro- 
tection of birds, and delivered an ex- 
cellent lecture on "Birds and Bird 
Protection." He is a man of experi- 
ence and has been instrumental in the 
passing of a bill in Congress restrict- 
ing the use of the plumage of wild 
birds. He suggested that the best 
way to protect the birds would be the 
prohibition, by the various countries, 
of the importation of feathers. He 
imitated with great cleverness many 
of the songs of the feathered tribe. 

Through the kindness of F. W. 
Groff of Elizabethtown. Prof. Ober 
and family and Miss Meyer were con- 
veyed by automobile to Miss Meyer's 
home and thence to Leola where Prof. 
Ober delivered an acceptable temper- 
ance talk to a large assemblage in the 
Methodist church. 

College Hill was the scene of con- 
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light suddenly ceased. Basket-ball 
players stood indecisive as to further 
action. Voices were heard where be- 
ings could not be seen. Soon candle 
bearers appeared and in the dim light 
everything took on weird and mys- 
terious forms. In a room on Ladies' 
Hall several girls were clustered 
around the feeble rays of a tallow dip. 
Ruth T.j who had been looking long 
and intently at the candle exclaimed. 
"Oh, look! the juice is running!" 
whereupon Ruth S., who had been ob- 
serving the same. said. "No, it's the 
sap." 

The editorial on "Science and Liter- 
ature" in this issue was contributed 
by Professor Meyer. 

.Miss Kline's talk on good manners 
reetntly given in the chapel was ap- 
preciated. In her usual winning man- 
ner she spoke of the significance of 
little things and of the value of a 
school which pays attention to the lit- 
tle things. With reference to table 
etiquette she remarked that we must 
practice table manners three times 
daily until they become a part of our- 
selves. She then specified many things 
which mark the cultured from the un- 
cultured man. Consideration for oth- 
ers was the key-note. 

A series of meetings conducted by 
Professor Schlosser began on October 
18th in the Brethren church in town. 
The interest in the meetings has been 
shown by the large audiences which 
thronged the house every evening. 
The spirit has been working mightily. 
Of the twenty or more who have al- 
ready opened the door of their hearts 
to the Saviour a large part are stu- 
dents. 



Among the many excellent thoughts 
expressed by Professor Ober in his 
chapel talks, October 6th, are the fol- 
lowing : Textbooks are a minor part 
of school life. Our manners are a 
thermometer. Charity is the corner- 
stone of good manners. Get all the 
knowledge you can but do not fail to 
get good taste. 

An exercise for the imagination : 
Ten. P. M. 
Reception Room. 
Ropes. 
Miss Myer. 
Shears. 

In Miss M. E. Miller's estimation 
there is only one "camera" worthy the 
name. 

Question: Which one? 

Mr. Rose at the table: "I wish Miss 
Burkhart, that I might have had the 
chance to train you since you were 
six years old. 

Miss Burkhart : "All 1 would have 
learned then would have been "Brum- 
baugh" and "Love." 

Nine counties are represented at 
Mr. Harley's table in the dining-room. 
They are Montgomery, Berks, Lan- 
caster, Lebanon, Dauphin. Blair, Som- 
erset. Clinton and Cumberland. 

There were many conjectures con- 
cerning a curious dish that was served 
at the supper table recently. Mr. 
Gingrich, after carefully sniffing the 
odor and looking long and attentively, 
exclaimed with a triumphant smile, 
"Why. they are Cornified Johnny 
Cakes." 

Hallowe'en was celebrated on Col- 
lege Hill by a social. Most of '' c time 
was spent in the dining loom which 
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leaves. A large pumpkin graced the 
center of each table and was surround- 
ed by ears of corn, leaves, apples, and 
nuts. Oyster soup, sandwiches, pick- 
les, pumpkin-pie, doughnuts, tepples, 
nuts and coffee were served. Profes- 
sor Harley spoke a few words on 
"Five Minutes," Miss Ruth Landes 
recited, "The Goblins '11 Git You," and 
Mr. Capetanios spoke on "The Ballot 
and the Destiny of the Nation." 

Wherein lay the cause of the bright- 
ness in Miss Worley's face on Sun- 
day? 

It was the reflection of the ""'Morn- 
ing Stars." 

Oh the day following the outing 
Mr. Gingrich was heard calling from 
a window, "Geb mir wasser, Sallie." 
Astonished, the hearers hastened to 
see who might be at the pump. See- 
ing no one but "Pappy" Dennis, the 
only conclusion to be reached was that 
Air. G's mind was disturbed by illu- 
sionarv forms. 



Locals in the "Echo" by Mr. Zug. 

And what does Mr. Hershey say, 

When comes the girl right up this 
way ? 
He'll say to her like to Miss Perry, 

I'd like to study but can't so very. 

Question : — If Mr. Hess had a 
chicken would Miss Fryer ? 

Miss Booz to Miss L. : "Wie ist der 
I. J. K.? 

Miss L.: "Oh. oil recht." 

Miss Long: "Girls, I wish that 
Hackman would soon come. I'm so 
eager to go." 

The sympathy of the students goes 
out to their fellow student, Mr. Zug. 
who has had the misfortune to break 
his arm. 



The seniors claim to have the pret- 
tiest pennants that ever graced Col- 
lege Hill. 

The Chestnut Outing. 

"Are we all ready? All right, this 
way." called Professor Ober to the 
waiting and expectant student body 
which had assembled on the College 
Campus upon a bright Monday after- 
noon in October. Outing attire and 
holiday faces made the scene a pleas- 
ing one as the little company, carry- 
ing baskets and bags which they an- 
ticipated filling with chestnuts, fol- 
lowed their leader down through the 
College orchard. Care free and joyou 
over the extra holiday they chatted 
and laughed in genuine pleasure. Dr. 
Reber joined the little company and 
became one of it. not only in body but 
also in spirit. After a three mile 
walk, which seemed short because it 
was full of incidents, the nutting 
party found themselves within the 
shade of Mr. Roland's woods, better 
known to some as Mr. Gish's. the 
former owner. Soon a triumnhant 
shout attracted the seekers to a part of 
the woods where perched upon one of 
the topmost branches of a tall chest- 
nut tree, club in hand, sat the venture- 
some Mr. Heisey looking triumphant- 
ly upon those below. Ere long the 
ground beneath was strewn with 
leaves, burrs, chestnuts and clubs. 
There was a wild scramble beneath 
the tree, all seeking for its treasure 
and as a result making it almost im- 
possible for anyone to find the nuts. 

The afternoon hours quickly passed. 
As the sun neared the horizon and 
reddened the evening sky, all assem- 
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Roland home and ate their lunch. 

Homeward bound, the party poured 
forth their spirit in song, Dr. Reber 
furnishing several in the German lan- 
guage. Twilight deepened into dark 
and stars appeared together with the 
hunter's moon not yet in its full glory. 
From the high ridge south of town 
were seen the lights of the valley 
gleaming. A locomotive dashed by 
under the bridge. In the pale light 
the trees and shrubbery cast weird 
shadows. Yonder was College Hill, 
dark and lonely, but soon footsteps 
and voices broke the quiet and lights 
gleamed from many windows. The 
wanderers had returned. 



K. L. S. Notes 

We are pleased with the interest 
manifested in the Society this year. 
The programs are interesting, the 
meetings well attended and many new 
members have been added lately. 

The following program was render- 
ed on October 2: The president, Paul 
Hess, gave his inaugural address, after 
which a piano duet was given by Lila 
Shimp and Paul Engle. John Graham 
gave the biography of Gifford Pinchot. 
The third feature was a debate, Re- 
solved that Socialism would be a Bles- 
sing to the World. The affirmative 
speakers were, Lila Shimp and Elam 
Zug, the negative, Ryntha Shelly and 
Ephraim Ilertzler. The judges and 
the house decided in favor of the nega- 
tive Ephraim Meyer sang "The 
Banjo Song," after which a recitation 
entitled "America for Me" was given 
by Ruth Reber. The last number was 
the reading of the "Literary Echo" by 
the editor, Elam Zug. 

On October 9 the Society met in ex- 



ecutive session. The program render- 
ed was as follows : Music by the So- 
ciety, an extemporaneous speech on 
"Housekeeping" by C. J. Rose, an 
oration entitled "Duties of Voters" by 
Harvey Geyer, an instrumental solo 
by Bertha Perry, an extemporaneous 
speech on "Brumbaugh" by Robert 
Ziegler, a speech by Jacob Gingrich 
entitled "The Value of Praise," and 
a vocal solo entitled "The Voice of 
the Deep Blue Sea" by Paul Engle. 

The Society again met in Literary 
session on October 16, when the fol- 
lowing program was given : After a 
song by the Society, Mrs. Virgil Hol- 
singer gave an essay on "Autumn."' 
Then followed a debate, Resolved, that 
the Love of Praise is a Greater Motive 
in the Minds of Men than the Sense of 
Duty. The affirmative speakers were 
Esther Falkenstein and V. C. Holsing- 
er, the negative, Mary Hershey and 
Oram Leiter. Both the judges and 
the house decided in favor of the nega- 
tive. A recitation entitled "School 
Girls' Trials" was given by Anna 
Schwenk. Ruth Bucher gave a piano 
solo. 

Homerian News. 

Society work has been progressing 
nicely so far this term. An amend- 
ment has recently been added to the 
constitution of the Society which we 
think will prove very helpful. 

On October 16, a private program 
was rendered. The main features 
were a German solo by Mr. Rose and 
an interesting talk by Miss Myer, de- 
scribing her recent trip to Seattle, 
Wash. 

The first public meeting of the So- 
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m. Because of the revival services 
which were in progress in town the So- 
ciety met at an earlier hour than usual 
and the program was shortened. The 
program rendered was as follows. 

Piano Solo Miss Dennis. 

Recitation .... Miss Gertrude Miller. 

Oration C. J. Rose 

Vocal Solo . . . Miss Gertrude Hess 

Vocal Solo Mr. C. J. Rose 

The next public program is to be 
given Nov. 20. We cordially invite 
all friends of literary society work to 
attend these public programs, for we 
believe that not only will the Society 
be encouraged thereby but the hear- 
ers will be benefited. 



Athletics 

There have been added lately to the 
equipment in our gymnasium parallel 
bars and a pole-vaulting apparatus 
Daily the boys can be seen exercising 
their limbs by means of this new equip- 
ment. 

Some interesting basket-ball games 
have been played by the ladies and by 
the gentlemen. The first boys' game 
a hard-fought one, resulted in a 19-14 
victory for the boarding students. 

DAY BOARDING 

Gish F Wenger, C. M. 

Reber F Hershey 

Geyer C Wenger, C. R. 

Holsinger G Weaver 

Engle G Kreider 

Fair goals: Reber 1, Geyer 2, Hol- 
singer 2, Gish 1, C. M. Wengen, Her- 
shey 4, Kreider 1. Foul Goals: Reber 
1, Holsinger 1, Hershey 7. 

Another game which was played by 
the Seniors and the Juniors resulted 
in a victory for the Juniors. Score 
22-17. 



SENIORS 




JUNIORS 


Ulrich 


F 


Engle 


Hershey 


F 


Wenger, C. M 


Gingrich 


C 


Geyer 


Doyle, G. 


G 


Gish 


Doyle, J. 


G 


Kreider 



Fair goals: Hershey 4, J. Doylei, 
Gingrich 3, C. M. Wenger 7, Geyer 2. 
Foul goals: Hershey 1, C. M. Wenger 
1, Geyer 3. 

Alumni Notes. 

Mr. B. F. Waltz, '14, has accepted a 
position as teacher of German and 
French at Dubois, Clearfield county, 
Pa. 

Mr. H. K. Eby, '14, is teaching in 
the High School at Hollidaysburg, Pa. 

Mr. Jacob E. Myers, '14, is teaching 
the subjects of Latin and German in 
the Chester High School, Chester, Pa. 

Miss Lillian Falkenstein, '11, is now 
teaching the Third Grade in the Public 
Schools of Elizabethtown. 

Mrs. Nellie Hartman Schuler, '06, 
is the happy mother of a little baby 
boy, Jack Hartman Schuler, who will 
be three months old on November 16. 

During the summer vacation Miss 
Minerva Heisey, '10, was united in 
marriage to Mr. Ed. Coble of Eliza- 
bethtown. The college friends extend 
them their heartiest congratulations. 

Air. Linnaeus B. Earhart, '10, who 
is Supervising Principal of Schools 
at Smyrna, Delaware, paid a visit to 
his Alma Mater. 

Mr. Laban Leiter, '14, who is teach- 
ing at Lititz. Pa., and Mr. Wm. K. 
Kulp, '12, were visitors at the Col- 
lege over Sunday, November 1. 




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But spite of all the criticizing elves, 
Those who would make us feel must 
feel themselves. — Churchill. 

We certainly are pleased with the 
large number of October exchanges. 
We gratefully acknowledge the follow- 
ing: The Ursinus Weekly, The Col- 
legian, The Red and Black, The Car- 
lisle Arrow, Mount Union Dynamo, 
Bridgewater College Bulletin, The 
Patersonian, Hebron Star, The West- 
ern Maryland College. M. H. Aero- 
lith, The Albright Bulletin, Red and 
White, Linden Hall Echo. The Philo- 
mathean Monthly. The Pharetra, The 
Gettysburgian, College Rays, Oak 
Leaves, The Sunburian High, The 
Spectrum, Evangelical Visitor, The 
Mirror. The Narrator. The Friendship 
Banner. The Shamokin High School 
Review. Goshen College Record, The 
Palmerian, The Signal. The Optimist, 
The Lafayette, The Berean Worker, 
The Dickinsonian. 

Let it suffice to say that "The Red 
and Black" is the best all around High 



School paper on our exchange table. 

"The Dickinsonian" in a pleasing 
way informs its readers about the 
events of the school. The article "The 
Tradition of War" is timely and worth 
reading a second time. May every- 
one of its subscribers read this article 
and learn that militarism is condemn- 
ed by international opinion. 

With a glad heart do we welcome 
the "Optimist." As we read your 
pages we are filled with new hope. Es- 
pecially do we like the optimistic view 
brought out in the article entitled 
"World Peace." A table of contents 
might interest some of your readers. 

"The Albright Bulletin" — from your 
bulletin we infer that success is yours 
thus far. Keep on developing in 
Length in Breadth, and in Height as 
suggested in "The Geometry of Life." 
Your College directory is an addition 
to your magazine which is not found 
in any of our other exchanges. We 
lo,,k upon it as a big story in a nut- 
shell. 



Wm (EiiUwj? (EtntPfi 



Elizabkthtiiwjj, Pa , December, 1914 



Greater Than Wealth 

Ruth Taylor. 



In this twentieth century the one 
great desire of mankind is to make 
money. The number of dollars a 
man possesses, seems to be the stand- 
ard by which his success is measured. 
This is a false standard, because a 
man may make millions, and be a fail- 
ure still. Money-making should not 
be the highest aim in life. The lives 
of many millionaires are not truly 
successful. They even set money be- 
fore the welfare of their souls. It is 
their God, they worship it alone, until 
stricken by the scythe of death when 
they are changed from the richest 
people who live in this world to the 
poorest who ever went out of it. 

When a young lady is married the 
question is asked, "Did she marry 
well?" They mean, "Did she marry 
money?" not, "Did she marry an hon- 
est, clean, upright man?" What is 
more sorrowful than a fat purse and a 
lean soul, or a large house and a small 
character. 

Character is success and there is 
no other. Character is higher than 
intellect. Our minds are given us, 
our characters we make. A good 
character is far better than rubies, 
crowns, or kingdoms; and the work of 
making it is the noblest labor in the 



world. Character is the standard of 
human progress. This is the true 
standard. Without character even a 
millionaire is a failure. The world is 
always looking for men of character, 
men who are true to the core, men 
who ane not for sale. 

Young has said, "Can wealth give 
happiness? Look round and see what 
gay distress, what splendid misery. 
The only way to get real comfort out 
of riches is to use the riches while we 
are able to see the results. Happiness 
is not bought or sold, that alone 
proves that happiness is greater than 
wealth." 

Goldsmith says that one of the hap- 
piest persons he ever saw was a slave 
in the fortification at Flanders, a man 
with but one leg, deformed and chain- 
ed. He was condemned to slavery 
for life, he had to work hard from 
dawn till night, yet he saw only the 
bright side of everything. A noted 
writer has said, "Happiness is the first 
thing, happiness is the second thing, 
and happiness is the third thing." 
Mirth is God's medicine, everybody 
should bathe in it. 

One of the richest men the world 
ever knew was known to "yearn for 
sympathy, day after day." Wealth 



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had led him past the rock of true af- 
fection. Some one has said, "Better 
be a pauper and have true friendship 
than be a millionaire, and pine for 
common sympathy." No one can be 
happy without a friend, while you can 
be happy even though you are not 
wealthy. If a man has failed in fi- 
nancial matters, make him feel that 
things might be worse and that he 
still has a friend. This is a benefit 
which cannot be estimated in money 
value. Friends must study to oblige 
each other in poverty and trouble as 
well as in riches and prosperity. 

Then, too, is not health better than 
wealth? A person who has wealth 
and not health cannot enjoy his 
wealth, while the person who is 
healthy can enjoy life without wealth. 
Some one has said, "Good bones are 
better than gold, tough muscles than 
silver, and nerves that flash fire and 
carry energy to 'every function are 
better than houses and lands." The 
man is rich who has a good disposi- 
tion, who is naturally kind, patient, 
cheerful, and hopeful, and who has 
a flavor of wit and fun in his compo- 
sition. 

Education is also greater than 
wealth. All minds may be rich al- 
though the hands are poor. Two class- 
es of people appear to live in vain, 
those who acquire wealth and fail to 
enjoy it, and those who gain knowl- 
edge and fail to apply it. It is diffi- 
cult to determine which are the more 
unfortunate. 

That which surpasses wealth in all 
respects is service. 

What do riches amount to if they 
burn out the qualities which draw 
men toward us in bonds of love and 
charity. Some one has said 
"Count that day lost whose low de- 



scending sun 
Sees at thy hand no worthy action 

done." 

Why are some of the greatest men 
in history famous? Is it because they 
were wealthy? No! Many of them 
were born in poverty and are remem- 
bered only by the service they render- 
ed to their country and their fellow- 
men. Socrates did not teach for 
money, but to propagate wisdom. He 
declared that the highest reward he 
could enjoy was to see mankind bene- 
fited by his labors. A young woman 
graduate of a western college develop- 
ed much talent in speaking to other 
young women of the Christian life. 
Her public service was much blessed 
in the lives of a large number of wo- 
men. She had no wealth, but was de- 
pendent upon her efforts for a liveli- 
hood. John Ruskin is said to have 
given away most of his fortune in his 
efforts to teach the English artisans 
what is beautiful. Geo. W.. Childs, 
Philadelphia's nobleman; Elizabeth 
Fry, England's prison reformer; W. E. 
Dodge, New York's philanthropist; 
Frances E. Willard, the leader in tem- 
perance work; Gladstone, the invin- 
cible; and a host of others of God's 
nobility have risen to such great height 
because of an aspiration towering far 
above selfish ambition, or the love of 
glory, riches, and outward advantages. 

He is richest who enriches his coun- 
try most, in whom the people feel rich- 
est and proudest, who gives himself 
with his money. Such a man makes 
richer every man who lives near him. 
"No one has come to true greatness," 
says Phillips Brooks,"who has not felt 
in some degree that his life belongs 
to his fellow-men and that what God 
gives him he gives for mankind. 



The Care Of Teeth. 

Albert L. Reber 



By the frequent use of a brush, the 
occasional services of a dentist, and 
the exercise of common sense in gen- 
eral, one may keep his teeth sound and 
beautiful. There is need of being 
careful and judicious, and a few spec- 
ific directions as to the care of the 
teeth will prove helpful. 

The first essential is a brush. Child- 
ren should be taught its use and im- 
portance as soon as they are old 
er.oi.gh. The teeth should be cleansed 
once a day at the very least ; three 
times a day is far better. A coarse 
brush is most servictable, because a 
soft brush will not touch every corner 
of the teeth, and will not wear as well 
as a stiff one. Sufficient pressure 
should be exerted to keep the brush 
fivmly against the teeth but not so 
much as to flatten the bristles against 
the teeth. The brush should be en- 
tirely clean when laid away. Care 
should be exercised in the selection of 
a tooth wash. Powders and pastes 
should be avoided, for, when applied, 
a part will lodge between the teeth 
and not readily dissolve. Common 
table salt is a good cleanser and dis- 
solves at once. Liquids such as lister- 
ine or peroxide, are inexpensive and 
will serve very well. It is not neces- 
sary to use a tooth-wash every time 
the teeth are brushed. 

One who values his teeth is always 
careful with them. Thoughtlessness 



and neglect bring trouble and expense. 
This may be avoided to a large extent 
by proper attention. If the teeth 
are not regularly cleansed, the foreign 
matter which invariably clings to 
them from chewing the food, decom- 
poses, and the chemical action affects 
the substance of the teeth. The pro- 
cess of decay is slow, but prolonged 
neglect will result in the formation of 
harmful cavities. Decay is often caus- 
ed by biting hard substances, prying 
among the teeth with picks or pins, or 
taking food into the mouth which is 
either too hot or too cold. 

One cannot expect to keep his teeth 
permanently sound without occasion- 
ally consulting a dentist. The best 
dentist within reach should be chosen. 
Our teeth are our property and we 
have the right to demand the best ser- 
vice. The teeth should be examined 
once or twice a year, and all cavities 
should be filled before they become 
large and cause pain. Too much fil- 
ling weakens the teeth, but the dentist 
should be trusted to know when filling 
is necessary. Teeth should be extract- 
ed only as a last resort. The mark of 
a missing tooth is unsightly, especial- 
ly so in case of front teeth, and in any 
case it is an inconvenience. A skilful 
dentist can substitute artificial teeth 
which resemble the real very closely, 
but they are apt to cause inconven- 
ience. They may get loose and be 



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lost or broken, and they are not as 
sanitary as natural teeth. Before ex- 
tracting a tooth which aches one 
should seek with the dentist some 
other means of relief. The teeth that 



are rooted in one's jaws are Nature's 
indispensable gift, and by caring for 
them properly one will very likely not 
need others. 



Building Up a Private Library 

Mary Hershey 



In our day when education is so 
general and books are so inexpensive 
it would seem that every one should 
desire to build up a library. The 
pleasure experienced in gathering the 
books, and the feeling of satisfaction 
as one sees the collection grow should 
be sufficient to keep up one's interest 
in the work. The books which we 
really own are the ones we prize and 
the ones that become a part of our- 
selves. They play an essential part in 
the moulding of our characters. The 
good influence of a well-chosen library 
upon the one who uses it can scarcely 
be over-estimated. 

The usefulness of a library does not 
depend upon its size. A few books 
carefully selected and made a part of 
one's self will be a much greater bene- 
fit than a large array of volumes chos- 
en without much thought as to their 
fitness. As the furnishings of a home 
are an expression of the tastes of the 
family, so the library should reflect 
the characteristics of the individual. 
In entering upon the work, the follow- 
ing may be a helpful suggestion. Let 
the first purchase consist of ten books, 
each one written by a standard author. 
The authors of the next five books to 



be added may then be chosen from 
among the first ten, the five chosen 
being such as appealed most to the 
taste of the reader when he perused 
the first ten volumes. From time to 
time books may be secured that are 
more directly helpful in one's vocation 
and whose practical value, therefore, 
entitles them to a place on the shelf. 
It is not necessary at first that an 
entire room be set apart for the pro- 
ject. A corner will be very satisfac- 
tory, provided it is well lighted and 
quiet. A comfortable chair is indis- 
pensable. The books should be tastily 
disposed upon the shelves. The bind- 
ings need not be the most expensive 
but should have good wearing quality. 
Good paper, large type, and careful 
workmanship throughout should be 
aimed at, and these are most easily 
procured with reliable publishers. 
The volumes may be grouped accord- 
ing to authors or with reference to 
subject matter. Each book should 
bear the owner's name and a number. 
It will be found convenient also to 
keep on hand a small blank book in 
which a record is kept of books loaned 
to friends. 



Dr. Driver on the Present Situation in Europe. 



Oram Leiter 



I have seen all the present Euro- 
pean rulers except two, says Dr. Driv- 
er. I was introduced to the Czar of 
Russia at St. Petersburg-, now Petro- 
grad, by the American ambassador. 
While visiting Rome I had the pleas- 
ure of meeting the Pope and Queen 
Victoria. When I shook hands with 
that beautiful lady the world seemed 
to take on a new meaning. The people 
of Italy and all the Catholic churches 
look up to the Pope as their guide. I 
have seen the armies of all the nations 
that are now in the great conflict. I 
am familiar with the region where the 
great conflict is now being waged. 

There are three treaties that have 
an important bearing on the present 
war. First, the Entente Cordiale be- 
tween England, France and Russia. 
This treaty binds the three nations 
together for defensive or for aggres- 
sive warfare. By its terms if one of 
the countries wishes to go to war it 
must first get the support of at least 
one of the other two, and must notify 
both. The third nation must abide by 
the decision of the other two. The 
•three would stand as one power in 
time of conflict. Second, the Triple 
Alliance is a treaty existing for years 
between Germany, Austria, and Italy. 
This treaty is binding only for defen- 
sive warfare. By its terms if any of 
the three nations should declare war 
on some other nation and thus take 
the offensive, by that very act the 



treaty would become null and void. 
The third is the Treaty of Amity be- 
tween England and Japan. It is the 
most wonderful treaty in the whole 
world because it joins a pagan and a 
Christian nation. Japan has informed 
England that whenever the latter is 
assailed the army and navy of Japan 
shall be at her service. 

How did the war start? On June 
twenty-second of the present year the 
Crown Prince and Princess of Austria 
were assassinated in Servia. Austria 
immediately demanded reparation un- 
der such conditions that Servia could 
not in honor accept them. When dis- 
interested parties informed the Emper- 
or of Austria that the assassin was not 
a Servian and that the Servian govern- 
ment was not implicated in the crime, 
the Emperor was willing to arbitrate, 
but, influenced by Germany, he was 
practically driven to declare war. as 
he did. Almost immediately Russia, 
Germany, France, and England were 
drawn into the strife. 

Italy alone of the great European 
powers remained neutral. By the pro- 
visions of the treaty she ceased to be 
a party to the Triple Alliance when 
her allies took the offensive by de- 
claring war. Italy was glad, for sev- 
eral reasons, that she was not obliged 
to take up arms against Russia, Eng- 
land, and France. In the first place, 
the Pope, who had great influence over 
the Italian people, was utterly oppos- 



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ed to the war. He told them he could 
hot bless them if they marched to 
battle. In the second 'place, the 
socialists, who are strong in Italy are 
quite at variance with the ideals and 
the warlike spirit of Germany. Third- 
ly, the Queen of Italy is a pure Rus- 
sian, and she is using all her influence 
to prevent the king from taking the 
field against her own people. Fourth- 
ly, Italy hates Austria profoundly be- 
cause Austria took several provinces 
from her years ago. Fifthly, a firm 
friendship has sprung up between 
Italy and England since the time when 
Queen Victoria paid a six month's vis- 
it to the former country and was cor- 
dially received by all the Italian 
people. 

At the ©utset of the war Germany 
determined to march her armies across 
Belgium, thus violating a sacred treaty 
and insulting all Europe. She took 
this route for strategic purposes. It 
would give her possession of the great- 
est gun factory in the world at Liege, 
ana it would enable her to invade 
France on that part of her frontier 
which she had left unfortified, left un- 
fortified because she trusted Germany 
would not violate Belgian neutrality 
after giving her solemn pledge that 
she would not. If the Germans had 
crossed the frontier farther south they 
would have met immense fortifica- 
tions which no Krupp guns would 
have been able to batter down. But 
the German plan failed because at the 
Belgian border she met the determin- 
ed opposition of 275,000 of the finest 
and bravest soldiers in the world. The 
Belgian army bl . . ' e way just 
long enough I enabie t>e allies to 
rush thp'r \< ■!,■>*■ 1 ; pre- 



vent the capture of Paris. 

There are several elements of weak- 
ness which prove the undoing of the 
Kaiser and frustrate his plans for at- 
taining greater personal glory than 
that of Frederick the Great or Na- 
poleon. First, he has but four million 
men with which to oppose the twenty 
million at the disposal of the allies. 
Second, Germany has a strong Catho- 
lic element which realizes that this is 
an unholy war. Second, socialism per- 
meates the nation, and if the socialists 
dared assert themselves they would 
not support the war for a day. Third, 
the sentiment in all the score or more 
German universities is united against 
prolonging the war. Fourth, every- 
one of the twenty-five kings within 
the German Empire hates the Kaiser 
and is hoping that he will get the 
worst of it in the present struggle. 
Lastly, the Kaiser is an epileptic, 
broken in health, and the unhappiest 
man in the world. 

What will be the outcome of the 
war? No matter who wins. Austria 
is doomed as an empire. The un- 
natural union of Slavs and Austrians 
will dissolve when the map of Europe 
is remade, and the House of Hapsburg 
will pass away. Italy will join the 
Allies, and Germany with the odds five 
to one against her cannot hold out 
long. In less than two years from to- 
day the Teutons will probably have 
been driven from France and defeated. 
The German Empire will crumble and 
a republic such as the German people 
desire, will take its place. The Kaiser 
will probably be sent to St. Helena. 
Three commissioners will be chosen to 
t 1 - ma-. (^ Europe and restore 
iment to the different races. 



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For the appointing of these three com- 
missioners some disinterested ruler 
must be found who has the personal 
attributes and the official dignity to 



qualify him for the duty, and the only 
man available is Woodrow Wilson, 
President of the United States of 
America. 



Legends of the Change in Seasons. 

C. R. Wenger 



As a key to the unfolding and so 1 
lution of the ancient beliefs, customs, 
and superstitions found in the records 
of the ancients, we need to have a 
knowledge of mythology. Such knowl- 
edge is also essential to a clear under- 
standing of our later classical works 
into which mythology has consider- 
ably blended, and to the essence of 
which it has contributed greatly. 

Wherever the characters of mytholo- 
gy have been correctly and artistically 
employed there is grace and beauty, 
and a source of indispensable pleas- 
ure to the reader. As an illustration 
she ' . ow beautiful some of these 
myths are in themselves we relate the 
following : 

Demeter, the goddess of rich har- 
vest and fruitful crops, had a beauti- 
ful daughter named Persephone. Once 
as Persephone was gathering flowers 
in a meadow, a great fissure opened in 
the earth and there appeared Pluto, 
the god of the lower regions of dark- 
ness and death. He was in his chariot 
drawn by swift steeds, and, seizing the 
fair daughter of Demeter, he bore her 
away to his dark realm. 

When Demeter discovered the loss 
of her child her wrath v. ' : ''l^d. 



She cursed the earth so that no fruit 
would grow, and threatened to ex- 
tinguish the human race. The ban 
was to be upon the earth as long as 
her daughter was not restored to her. 
Thereupon Zeus, the god of heaven, 
sent a messenger to Pluto, bidding 
him to release Persephone. But be- 
fore Persephone left she ate,which was 
in violation of the law that "if any 
immortal tasted food in the realms of 
Pluto, he must remain there for- 
ever." Thus all hope for release 
vanished. Finally, however a plan 
was agreed upon which permitted 
Persephone to spend six months of the 
year with her mother, while she spent 
the remaining six months with the 
grim lord Pluto. 

Thus arose the legend of the com- 
ing of autumn and winter. After 
summer has waned and the icy winds 
rob the earth of her flowers, fruit, and 
grain, and a gloom pervades all na- 
ture, we know that Pluto has come, 
according to agreement, and has borne 
away Persephone, and that he will 
bring her back when the first flower 
is ready to greet her and when the 
hosts of birds warble their melodies of 
gratitude. 



Noises at Midnight. 



Esther Falkenstein 



It seems strange to hear so many 
noises at midnight when one would 
naturally suppose that everything 
would be very quiet. Late one night 
recently I started to write a compo- 
sition. I had just chosen my subject 
when the clock struck twelve. The 
silence which followed was almost op- 
pressive. Presently I heard a noise as 
if some one were trying to open the 
window. I walked over to the win- 
dow and peered into the darkness, but, 
seeing no burglar, I returned to my 
composition. No sooner had I become 
absorbed in my work than I heard the 
stair door slam. Loose boards creak- 



ed in the stairway, and a door quickly 
closed above. Then all the dogs in 
the neighborhood began to bark, some 
howling dismally, some whining piti- 
fully, and others barking ferociously. 
The stray cats of the community held 
an animated controversy in our back 
yard, and the roosters began to crow. 
Above the whistling of the wind I 
could hear something tapping on the 
window. There was something so un- 
canny about the noise that I became 
frightened. In my haste to leave the 
room I bumped against a stand which 
fell with a loud thump accompanied by 
the crash of broken china. 



Homerian Society News. 

Several new members have been 
added to our society recently. We are 
glad to welcome the new members 
and trust they will prove efficient 
workers. 

November 20, the society held a 
public meeting and the following pro- 
gram was rendered: Vocal Solo, Mr. 
C. L. Martin ; Reading, Miss Rhoda 
Miller; Address, Mr. C. L. Martin; 
Piano Solo, Miss Carrie Dennis; De- 
bate, Resolved, That Germany's atti- 
tude toward the European Situation 
was the Cause of the Present 'War; 
affiirmative speaker, Mr. I. J. Kreider, 
negative speaker, Mr. H. H. Ney ; 
Piano Solo, Miss Mary Elizabeth Mil- 
ler. 

The Society met in regular private 
session on Friday evening November 
27. The following short program was 



rendered : Vocal Solo, Mr. E. J. Rose ; 
Select Reading, Miss Mary Hershey; 
Vocal Solo, Mr. C. L. Martin. 

These short programs prove to be 
very interesting features of the pri- 
vate meetings and are much enjoyed 
by the numbers. 

The officers that have been elected 
to serve for the next eight weeks are 
as follows : Speaker— Prof. J. S. Har- 
ley; Vice President— Mr. C. J. Rose; 
Recording Secretarv, Miss Gertrude 
Miller: Critic— Dr. t>. C. Reber ; Moni- 
tor—Miss Laura Landis ; Chaplain — 
Mr. I. J. Kreider. 

A very interesting program is be- 
ing prepared to be given during Bible 
Term. The program will be of special 
interest to all Rible students and the 
society will be glad to have those in- 
terested come and see what she is do- 
ing. 




EDITORIAL BOARD 

JACOB S. HARLEY, Editor-in-Chief 



Grace Moyer 1 

Mary G. Hershey .... 1 Sch ° o1 Notes 

Rhoda Miller Homerian Notes 

Naomi Longenecker, K. L. S. Notes 

Calvin J. Rose 



ASSOCIATE EDITORS 

Gertrude Miller Alumni Notes 

Isaac J. Kreider Exchanges 

Virgil Holsinger Business Manager 

Daisy P. Reider Art Editor 

Athletics 



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The European War. 

As we think of the fearful strife 
across the seas and of the woes which 
have come upon those who a few 
short months ago were as happy and 
prosperous in their cosy homes as we 
in peaceful America, we are disposed 
to cry out, "some one has blundered, 
some fatal misunderstanding has sow- 
ed panic in the spirits of rulers and 
statesmen and brought on this awful 
calamity." Surely civilization has 
made men sane and humane. How 
then could it all come about? 



When once we have complete 
knowledge of the secret springs in 
human nature we shall understand. 
Whether it is possible for the race to 
advance from epoch to epoch without 
great convulsions of some sort or 
other, now and then, who shall say? 
We do not seek to excuse the war. 
But why denounce the war any more 
than the chain of events which took 
place during preceding years without 
our protest, which are distinctly trace- 
able, and which led inevitably to the 
war. Thoughtful observers saw it 



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coming. As a pebble loosened by the 
thaw precipitates the avalanche, so an 
incident, a slight jar disturbed the un- 
stable political equilibrium which had 
gradually been brought about by si- 
lent forces, and the entire status quo 
went toppling, crashing in wild dis- 
order yet in perfect obedience to a law 
which draws each object to its normal 
level and readjusts unnatural condi- 
tions. 

The war is on. There is no indica- 
tion of an armistice. The partici- 
pants in the conflict seem in a humor 
to fight it to a finish and pay the price 
in appalling destruction to the flower 
of the race. Why not look for the 
bright side of this dark scene? Will 
there any good come from this great 
evil? It is the general opinion that 
democracy will come from the strug- 
gle stronger than when it entered; 
that a world federation will solve the 
problem of militarism, and that the 
map of Europe will be rearranged, not 
arbitrarily and without regard to the 
interests and inclinations of each re- 
spective race as has so often been the 
case heretofore, but with a view to 
having populations grouped political- 
ly according to language, tastes, tra- 
ditions and ideals, and with the pur- 
pose of establishing governments that 
will have stability and permanence. 

God will overrule. He will make 
the wrath of man to praise Him. His 
kingdom will come, has come to every 
one who enthrones the Prince of 



Peace in his heart. For while he lives 
the life taught in the eternal Word he 
lives by faith and trust above the 
world in an atmosphere of calm. 
"In faith the patient spirit finds a 

world-defying spell ; 
Knowing that come to it what may,. 

God doeth all things well. 
Thus 'mid the roughest ills of life a 

blest repose it keeps, 
Firm as the beacon 'mid the foam the 

tempest round it heaps." 
But in a larger way His kingdom will 
come, and it is not unlikely that this 
very war will hasten its coming by 
bringing men to a full realization of 
the folly of armaments and military 
preparations which oppress them at 
first and annihilate them afterwards. 
At this very moment the promoters of 
this war may be longing for the ful- 
filment of the prophet's dream that 
"swords shall be beaten into plough- 
shares and spears into pruning- 
hooks." By and by, humanly and po- 
litically speaking, the patriotism which 
knows but one flag will give way to 
the larger patriotism which knows no 
flag unless it be that which waves o'er 
the brotherhood of man. 
"Then let us pray that come it may, 

As come it will for a' that ; 
That sense and worth o'er all the earth 
May bear the gree and a' that; 

For a' that and a' that, 

It's coming yet for a' that; 
That man to man the world o'er, 
Shall brothers be for a' that." 



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Christmas greetings for the Yuletide 
to one and all. 

Next lecture course number, De- 
cember ioth, by Orrin Clifford Lester. 
Subject: "Limitations of Liberty." 

Professor Ober's inspiring presence 
has been missed from the classroom 
and College for the past few weeks, 
owing to the fact that he had been 
conducting a series of meetings at 
Annville, Pennsylvania. 

Our Bible term will open January 
13th. Able instructors have been pro- 
cured. The Missionary instruction 
will be in charge of Bro. A. W. Ross, 
a returned missionary from India. We 
also expect Bro. A. C. Weiand of 
Bethany Bible School, Chicago, and 
Bro. Wm. Howe of Meyersdale, Pa., 
to conduct the evening services. Come 
and enjoy it with us, plan to spend 
the whole term 011 College Hill, and 
so receive the instruction and inspira- 
tion which will be given you. 

Dr. Driver's lecture proved interest- 
ing and instructive to all who attend- 
ed. He gave a masterful presentation 
of the causes of the war and present 
situation in Europe. Many patrons, 



students and friends of the College en- 
joyed it. 

The students in china painting have 
been doing excellent work. The work 
of Misses Gertrude Miller, Gertrude 
Hess, Emma Worley and Amanda 
Nissley is indeed worthy of praise. 

The Berean Bible Class of Eliza- 
bethtown, of which Sister Martha Mar- 
tin is teacher, rendered an interesting 
program in Mn° : ■ Hall on the even- 
ing of November 27th. The following 
was the program given : 

Song, by the Audience; Devotional, 
President Mary Hershey ; Essay, "The 
Fading Leaf", Ruth G. Taylor ; Vocal 
Solo, "Angels of Paradise," Bertha 
Perry; Recitation, Ruth Landis; Dis- 
cussion, "Do we celebrate Thanksgiv- 
ing as it was originally intended that 
it should be." by Anna L. Schwenk. 

Through the kindness of the father 
of one of our fellow students, Mr. Geo. 
C. Neff, we enjoyed an abundant sup- 
ply of fish recently. 

Everybody listen : Mr. Rose has a 
new theory in regard to shooting 
goals. It is this "Hey fellows, shoot 
quick, but take your time." 



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Lois F. : Isn't Miss Spangler com- 
pany? 

Esther F. : Oh, no! She's one of the 
family. 

Why does Mr. Capetanios like to 
solve "Long" problems? 

Our recent temperance program un- 
der the auspices of the Temperance 
League proved to be quite a success. 
The recitation rendered by our alum- 
na, Miss Minerva Stauffer was much 
appreciated and enjoyed. The main 
address of the evening by Bro. F. F. 
Holsopple of Harrisburg was up to 
date and inspiring. 

One of the most striking comedies 
of the age was presented just recently 
in one of our leading grocery stores, 
when the offer of a pound of candy 
each induced Miss Shimp and Miss 
Falkenstein to attempt to eat six 
Kream Klips each, in two minutes. 
Miss Shimp, who just "loves" sweet 
things, bravely made the first attempt 
but ere two biscuits had disappeared 
her eyes appeared like moons and 
tears both hot and many, hurriedly 
followed one another down her dimp- 
led cheeks. Finally after many futile 
attempts to cough, sneeze or speak, 
for those biscuits stoutly refused to 
disappear. Miss Shimp looked up and 
smiled victoriously, but lo, she had 
lost by two seconds. Still the gener- 
ous grocer offered one-half pound each 
if Miss Falkenstein would win out. 
Now Esther seeing wherein Lila had 
lost, took the precaution to have water 
at hand, and by biting the biscuits in 
halves and drinking six quarts of wat- 
er was announced victor by fifteen 
seconds. All honor, girls and we 
know you enjoyed the candy. 

Thanksgiving Dav was ushered up- 



on College Hill in rather a prophetic 
way. Hoary Winter seemed to be 
playing a game of "Hide and Seek" 
with his invisible children. The stu- 
dents awoke to find without, a sky 
overshadowed with grey lowering 
clouds and a damp wind blowing. 

However, when they set out as did 
the forefathers, to attend the Thanks- 
giving services, the sun began to peep 
out between the clouds and was soon 
triumphantly viewing the world be- 
low. 

As the dinner hour drew near, 
Spring itself seemed to have come 
for the air had become quite balmy. 
A regular Thanksgiving dinner was 
served in the dining-room, and it was 
most welcome to the students for they 
were haunted with memories of the 
past and thoughts of the home circle 
and bounteous table. The afternoon 
was socially spent together. The stu- 
dents gathered in the cheery kitchen 
to pull taffy and to enjoy the fruits of 
their efforts. The pleasure of the 
afternoon was made complete by par- 
ticipating in amusing games. 

A very interesting as well as bene- 
ficial chapel talk was given by Pro- 
cessor Harley upon the subject of 
"Manners." His apt illustrations gave 
strength and interest to his points. 

In a test in vocal music, Miss Hess, 
the teacher, asked the pupils to ex- 
plain the minor scale. Mr. Hertzler 
answered as follows, "The minor scale 
is anyone who is under twenty-one 
years of age; in other words, any- 
one who cannot vote." 

The fourteenth anniversary pro- 
gram of the College was given No- 
vember 13. The principal feature of 
the evening was an address given by 



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Reverend Charles D. Bonsack of Blue 
Ridge College. The address contain- 
ed many golden thoughts and was 
much enjoyed by all present. One of 
the striking statements which he made 
was that "ignorance is the root of all 
evil, in whatever form it may be." 
Many striking illustrations made his 
thought a part of real life, and added 
much to the hearer's interest. 

Reverend Jones representing a negro 
school in North Carolina, paid his an- 
nual visit to the school ; the students 
enjoyed the humor contained in his 
speech. 

Professor Fisher representing an in- 
dustrial school of the "Colored folks" 
in Kentucky was also a visitor at the 
College, where he gave a most inter- 
esting talk concerning the work of 
education in the Southland, especially 
that of the school which he represents. 
He was so earnest and sincere in his 
manner that he won the confidence and 
sympathy of all his hearers. 

Mr. Kreider feels as if all were well 
with him, as long as he "is" near 
"Land." 



Announcement of the Fifteenth An- 
nual Bible Term. 

The next Bible Term will be held at 
Elizabethtown College from January 
13-22, 1915. An excellent course of in- 
struction has been outlined which will 
be of special interest to every minis- 
ter of the Gospel, Sunday School 
worker, and home missionary. A de- 
tailed circular will be sent to anyone 
interested, upon application to the 
President of the College. 

Elder William Howe of Myersdale, 
Pa., who conducted a very successful 
revival at the college ten years ago, 



will return to have charge of the Bible 
Term preaching every evening. Broth- 
er Howe will also teach two periods 
daily. His subjects will be The Ser- 
mon on the Mount, and Selected Bible 
Characters. 

Other special instructors will be 
Elder A. C. Wieand, of Bethany Bible 
School who will give instruction on 
Selected Chapters of the Bible during 
two periods daily, and Elder A. W. 
Ross, missionary to India for seven 
years or more, will instruct along the 
line of general missions and missions 
in India two periods each day. 

Sacred music and Sunday School 
work will also receive attention by 
regular members of the College Facul- 
ty. 

The special programs this year will 
be as follows: Educational Program, 
January 16, at 2.00 P. M., the chief 
speakers of which will be Eld. A. C. 
Wieand and Dr. W. I. Book of Phila- 
delphia ; Temperance Program on Jan- 
uary 17 at 10:30 A. M. of which the 
leading features will be Temperance 
addresses by Elders Howe and Weiand 
and Missionary Program on January 
22 from 1.00 to 3.00 P. M., at which 
time the three special instructors will 
give addresses on timely topics. 

The Literary Societies of the Col- 
lege will also render special programs 
during the Bible Term which will be 
of interest to all who will attend. At 
the very close of the term, Friday 
evening, January 22 at 8.00 P. M. in 
Heisey's Auditorium, the All Brothers 
Quartette will render a musical pro- 
gram which should be of interest to all 
lovers of music. 

The expenses for those boarding and 
lodging at the College throughout the 



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full term will be, as heretofore, five 
dollars. For less than the full time 
eighty-five cents per day. Single 
meals, twenty-five cents, and lodging 
fifteen cents per night. Lodging and 
boarding at the college is available 
for a limited number. Those apply- 
ing first will receive the preference. 
Ask for the circular giving full infor- 
mation which will be cheerfully mail- 
ed to anyone. 



K. L. S. NOTES 

The Keystone Literary Society ren- 
dered a public program on the after- 
noon of November 6. Owing to the 
fact that some of the members who 
were to have part in the exercises 
were absent the program was rather 
short. It consisted of the following: 
The question, Resolved, That the 
present method of holding examina- 
tions results in more harm than good, 
was debated on the affirmative by 
Grace Burkhart and Henry Hershey; 
on the negative by Mary Bowman and 
Obed Kreider. The judges decided in 
favor of the affirmative. A referred 
question was given by Benjamin Bush- 
ong, the title was, "The life of George 
Westinghouse." Mary Elizabeth Mil- 
ler played a selection on the piano 
after which Lila Shimp sang a solo. 

On the thirteenth of November a 
program was rendered as follows : 
Lila Shimp played a piano solo, after 
which a recitation was given by Ella 
Booz. Ephraim Meyer gave an ora- 
tion entitled, "You Can't Catch Yester- 
day." Paul Engle gave a vocal solo 
after which an essay entitled "Great- 
er than Wealth" was read by Ruth 
Bucher. William Glasmire then 
favored the society with a talk. Bertha 



Perry and Lila Shimp sang a duet en- 
titled, "Oh! Morning Land." The 
Literary Echo was then read by Ber- 
tha Perry . 

Athletics. 

Basketball is beginning to engage 
the attention of all. There are excit- 
ing contests every week, but lack of 
space prevents us from describing 
them all. 

The ladies recently had a very in- 
teresting game. The playing of Miss 



Shelley was the 


feature. 


Score 22 — 13 


in favor of the Seniors. 




Tuniors 




Seniors 


Longenecker 


F 


Hershey 


Falkenstein 


F 


Shelley 


Miller 


C 


Kline 


Miles 


G 


Moyer 


Landis 


G 


Perry 



Field goals: Longenecker 2, Falken- 
stein 3, Hershey 3, Shelley 7. Foul 
goals: Longenecker 1, Falkenstein 2, 
Shelley 2. 

The Day and Boarding students 
have now clashed in four games. The 
Boarding students were victors in 
each contest. Following is the result 
of' the last game played. Score 14—13. 

Day Boarding 

Reber F Wenger, C. M. 

Geyer F Hershey 

Holsinger C Wenger, C. R. 

Engle G Kreider 

Gish G Weaver 

Fiel goals: Geyer 2, Engle 1, Hol- 
singer 3, C. M. Wenger 1, Hershey 3, 
Weaver 1. Foul goals: Reber 1, C. M. 
Wenger 1, Hershey 3. 



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The Western Maryland College 
Monthly is rich in stories and in solid 
articles. In the theme "The Man 
Worth While" if the reader remem- 
bers nothing else let him master the 
statement, "It is the sweetness of de- 
feat which teaches us the sweetness 
•of victory." The critic thinks that 
the directory of advertisers is a splen- 
did way of respecting those who fur- 
nish the means of which the maga- 
zine must depend for its existence. 

We notice quite an improvement in 
the Palmerian over that of last year. 
A well-proportioned paper. The cut 
■on the cover is very appropriate to the 
name of your monthly. Where is the 
index? 

The Spectator comes to us as a 
splendid High School paper. Your 
November number is well seasoned 
with the season of thankfulness. 

School life is nicely brought out in 
the Hebron Star. We would suggest 
that you give us a few short stories, 
•essays and orations once in a while. 



In a recent talk on morals given by 
Professor Meyer to the gentlemen of 
the College he stated that immoral 
acts are never the result of pure and 
clear thinking, Wbat is mainly re- 
sponsible for immorality is not ignor- 
ance, but the fact that bad habits and 
influences draw downward harder than 
■good habits and influences draw up- 
ward. The thing to do early in life 
is to give the upward forces a chance, 
to cut the ropes and webs which are 
■drawing us downward, and not to 
weave an additional thread each day 
by continued indulgence of bad habits. 
In the case of a child it is better to 
cause him to live a hygienic life by 



force of habit, than to give him specific 
warnings against the consequences of 
violated laws. It is the ideal of health 
rather than the dread of disease that 
is the proper incentive to right living. 
As we keep moving away from the bad 
to the good, we become strong for the 
right, firm in teptation, and coura- 
geous in the battle of life. 



Brown's wife has ceased to love him. 
she is a good cook, but he complains 
that she gives him cold shoulder too 
often. 

Little Harry's mother, who is a 
Christian Scientist, tells him that the 
pain he feels in his stomach is imagin- 
ary. But Harry thinks that in this 
case he is better qualified to judge 
than his mother because he has "in- 
side information." 

Teacher: "What is an idiom?" 

Pupil : "It is the language used by 
an idiot." 



The remaining numbers of the Col- 
lege Lecture Course are as follows : 

A program of instrumental music 
January 22, 1915, in Heisey's Audi- 
torium by the All Brothers Quartette. 

A lecture in the College Chapel, 
February 5, 1915 by George H. Brad- 
ford on "Sun-Crowned Manhood." 

A music program in the Market 
House May 6, 191 5, by the Music De- 
partment of the College. 

Exercises in every case begin at 
8:00 p. m. 

To meet with cheerful heart what 
comes to me, To turn life's discords in- 
to harmony, To share some weary 
worker's heavy load, To point some 
straying comrade to the road. 




December drops no weak relenting 
tear, 
By our fond Summer sympathies en- 
snared, 
Nor from the perfect circle of the year 
Can even Winter's crystal gems be 
spared C. P. Cranch. 

We are glad to note that we have 
more exchanges on our table now 
than we ever had before. We have 
counted sixty, and we welcome you 



heartily. Since it is impossible to 
criticise them all each month, we shall 
take a certain number each month and 
hope, till the year is around, to have 
criticized each one. 

The Clipper is put up neatly. The 
story about "The Night Attack" is 
timely and interesting from start to 
finish. We are glad to note that your 
student body has a number of poets 
among its number. 



Alumni Notes 



Mrs. Jennie S. Via, '09 who lived 
at Moffatt's Creek, Va., since her mar- 
riage, is now located at Blacksburg, 
Ya., where Mr. Via has accepted a po- 
sition as -Principal of the schools. 

Mr. Andrew Hollinger '10 of Lan- 
caster, is the proud father of a baby 
boy who was born on Thursday, De- 
cember 3. 

Miss Florence S. Miller '10, of Ephra- 
ta, who has been ill with typhoid 
fever, is convalescing rapidly. 



A very interesting and pathetic reci- 
tation was given by Minerva Stauffer 
'05, at our temperance program on 
Tuesday evening, December 1. 

Mrs. John Heilman '05, and her son 
and sister of Lancaster, paid a visit to 
the College. Other recent visitors 
were : Mr. Wm. Glasmire of Pal- 
myra, and Miss Lydia C. Miller '13, 
who is now a bookkeeper at Myers- 
town, Pa. 



(§ur (Enllwje Stmra 



ELizABirrHTow>i, Pa., January, 191' 



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The New Year. 



Ring, bells, from every lofty height! 
An infant fair is born to-night. 
Ring far and wide, ring full and clear, 
To welcome in the glad New Year. 

"The king is dead ; long live the king!" 
They said of old, and so we sing, 
The Old Year's gone to his repose, 
There let him rest beneath the snows. 

Behind us with the year that's gone, 
Lie countless sins that we have done, 
With joy we cast all care away 
And pass into a newer day. 

New day, new life, whose noble deed 
Will all our sinful years succeed, 
A life of action great and strong, 
To cancel all we've done of wrong. 
Ring, joyous" bells! 

—Violet Fuller 



God's Christmas Gift. 



George Capetanios 



With Christmas, which means a 
mass or a religious service held in hon- 
or of the birth of Jesus, we associate 
the giving of gifts. This art should 
be practiced not only once in the year 
but three hundred and sixty-five days 
in the year, because we receive gifts 
daily. The Lord's gifts cannot be 
enumerated. They are countless as 
the leaves beneath the autumn sun 
or the grain that makes the golden 
sheaves. They are as numerous as 
the stars that shine in the night or as 
countless as the sands of the seashore, 
and some of them are incoprehensibly 
great. The seasons of the year, spring 
time with its awakening of nature and 
with its beauty of peeping flowers ; the 
full-blown summertime with its head 
of noon and ripening fields; autumn 
with its garment of many colors and 
its beauty of sunsets and overflowing 
heaps ; winter with its chill dews and 
frosty starlight nights, come and go 
only to reflect God's love and benevo- 
lence to the human family. The visi- 
ble heavens are pouring down upon 
men a stream of blessings continuous- 
ly ; the earth with its boundless treas- 
ure, the sea with all of its enormous 
wealth are continually emptying their 
gifts into the hands of the children of 
men. The flowers are giving their 
fragrance, the air is full of perfume, 
the sun shines, the rain comes, the bees 
toil, the thrilling songsters sing joy- 
ful songs ; the earth revolves only to 
make us happy and joyous. All the 
beautiful sights and pleasing sounds 



around us, and the delightful associa- 
tion with the intelligent whole-souled, 
warm-hearted people about us, and 
the wonder of wonders, the plan of 
human redemption and human emanci- 
pation, all come to us without money 
and without price. 

The thought of this brings us happi- 
ness and cheer, but the Christmas 
story brings to us the joy of joys. 
Who can estimate the thousand bene- 
fits, the inspirations and thrilling 
hopes to hearts of the people flowing 
from this delightful Christmastide. 
While we do not approve all the tra- 
ditional customs, and many that are 
purely pagan ideas have been adopted 
by the Christian religion, yet all have 
their significance. Look at the Christ- 
mas tree with its foliage suggesting 
the fairy land or regions beyond, with 
its innumerable twigs, with its rose 
dolls hiding behind the green leaves, 
with its spreading boughs bearing 
sparkling ornaments, and electric 
lights shooting their rays through the 
foliage. If its origin be traced you 
will find it symbolizes spring, the in- 
fancy of the year. But let us swing 
open the gates of imagination and see 
even deeper philosophy than this. 
May not this tree that looks as fresh 
as if it had stood in the garden of Eden 
symbolize that glorious never-ending, 
never-dying, never-fading youth of im- 
mortality in which man will be clothed 
at last. 

While Christmas makes the old men 
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yet it is a festival and an occasion 
that belongs preeminently and essen- 
tially to childhood and babyhood. 
Hundreds of thousands of children re- 
ceive presents on this day who proba- 
bly receive them no other day in the 
year. How important it is therefore 
that children should be taught that all 
these come through Him who dis- 
covered the child, his value, and his 
relation to the Kingdom. Oh ! Christ- 
ian mothers, teach your children no 
fables, tell them no lies, but help them 
to see and to love Him who loves 
them so much as to place ten legions 
of angels to watch over the cradle of 
the world, and to clothe childhood 
with the purity of heaven itself. Some- 
one asked the question, "Will the cus- 
tom of giving ever go out of fashion?" 
and the prompt answer of a mother 
was, "Not so long as children are in 
fashion." So saying, she went to the 
root of the matter, for this custom 
must become more universal with 
each succeeding year throughout the 
ages and the generations of the hu- 
man race. 

Why should we give? Because all 
we have belongs to the Lord, and 
though he said that he would be satis- 
fied with one tenth, yet we even rob 
him of that. We should give because 
our happiness depends upon it. Men 
are only happy when they make others 
happy. Our gifts are but a manifesta- 
tion of our love. True gratitude 
finds its expression in giving. To be 
grateful and not say, "Thank you," is 
not respect. To say that the nine 
lepers had no gratitude would mean 
to say that they were inhuman. Yet 
what did they do to gladden the heart 
of the man of sorrows who had healed 



them of their awful disease? We are 
constantly asking and receiving, and 
if we do not give we become beggars, 
we become stagnant like the Dead 
Sea. We may not all be able to give 
much, but are we giving what we can? 
We can all smile and speak words of 
love ; we can all give a helping hand 
to those that need it; we can all shed 
tears and sympathize with those that 
need sympathy. Are we doing that? 

Why is it that some people do not 
give? Most of the good people in 
the world whom God has blessed with 
this world's goods fail to give because 
they were never made to realize the 
suffering in the world. They have 
never experienced the joy that comes 
to the human heart as a result of help- 
ing others. They are closed in like 
an oyster and need to be awakened. 
Their eyes must be opened to the 
needs of the world. They must be 
taught to give, learn the art of giving. 

Others do not give because they are 
stingy. They love money more than 
God. They worship money. The on- 
ly difference between their God and 
the God of the heathen is this: The 
God of the heathen has the form of 
an image while theirs has the form of 
a twenty dollar gold piece. But their 
silver will rust and its rust shall eat 
their flesh as fire, James says. They 
are like the sponge that takes in and 
gives nothing out except when it is 
squeezed. Some of these stingy ones 
need to be squeezed. They need to 
be placed between the Old and the 
New Testament and pressed hard. A 
drunkard may be gloriously saved, 
profane men and sinners of every sort 
may be saved, but when you think you 
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stingy still. Billy Sunday says some 
people are so stingy that when they 
put an old plugged nickel into the 
plate they begin to whistle, "God be 
with you till we meet again." 

Further, in our giving of gifts we 
must exercise judgment and common 
sense. There are three motives for 
true giving, (i) to supply needs, (2) 
to make people happy, (3) to make 
people better. We must give liberal- 
ly, willingly, and judiciously. Much 
of our giving is not generosity. In 
giving a gift we must give a part of 
ourselves also, "The gift without the 
giver is bare," says Lowell. When 
the gift takes the form of a "deal" or 
a bribe it then becomes an evil. It is 
a simple trade, a business transaction. 
People of all classes are guilty of this, 
but especially the elite. If we expect 
something in return, our giving is not 
in harmony with the example of the 
wise men of the East, and the poor 
widow who gave all she had. 

Let us now take our eyes away from 
the gifts of men and fix them on God's 
first Christmas gift. In the exercise of 
our wisdom in making gifts we always 
come short. We do not know what 
to give. We cannot give a perfect 
gift. But God's gifts are many and 
different. "Every good and perfect 
gift is from above, coming down from 
the father of lights with whom can be 
no variation neither a shadow that 
is cast by turning." 

On that first Christmas night the 
one perfect gift, the unspeakable gift 
for which the ages had been waiting 
had come at last. It was the greatest 
event in all history. The clock of the 
centuries had struck; the magic bell of 
heaven had rung. It was night, Beth- 



lehem was wrapped in unbroken slum- 
ber. Though man and nature slept 
the whole heaven was wide awake and 
rejoicing with a great demonstration. 
Listen to the peals of the heavenly 
bells ! See the angels sweeping down 
through the starry avenues of the 
skies toward Judea's hills, the redemp- 
tion song rending the arch of heaven. 
They bring to the shepherds the sweet- 
est message that e'er fell from mortal 
ear. "Fear not, for behold I bring you 
good tidings of great joy which shall 
be to all people. For unto you is born 
Christ the King." It announced a 
new creation, the union of God and 
man, the meeting of heaven and 
earth. 

The birth of Jesus supplies to the 
world its supreme need. In vain had 
the world sought through philosophy 
to satisfy the craving of the human 
heart. The Epicureans sought to 
satisfy it in pleasure, the Stoics in 
austerity, but in the fullness of time 
God sent us a philosopher, Christ, who 
is the answer of God to the human 
heart. No philosopher ever spake as 
he spake. His ethics were different; 
His revelation was different; He show- 
ed a familiarity with eternity; His 
language is of that land of which 
babyhood is a half-remembered dream 
and toward which old age has looked 
and looked. He is the one at whose 
feet the centuries have sat trying to 
drink in the wisdom that fell from His 
gracious lips. He knew the longings 
and hopes of the human heart. The 
storv of His wordrous birth and of 
the manger bed has shed its light upon 
the childhood of every land. All na- 
tions find their ideal in Him. All 
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true perfection find their supreme end 
in Him. He is the desire of all the 
people. His presence in all genera- 
tions has been so real that men have 
laid down their lives for Him ; they 
have let lions drink the blood from 
their veins for Him; men are willing 
to go through fire for Him because 
He is the lovable one. He is the plan 
of God, the purpose of God, the am- 
bition of Jehovah. He is the end of 
the law, the light of the world, the 
Lord of all, the Godhead, the King of 



Kings and Lord of Lords, the Ruler 
of the Kings of the earth. He is the 
Bridegroom, the Chief among ten 
thousand, the only Attraction in the 
Xew Jerusalem, the All in All in the 
land of cloudless day, the Firstborn 
from among the dead. He is the Prince 
of peace, the Root of David, the Lion 
of the tribe of Judah, the Lily of the 
Valley, the bright and morning Star, 
the Rose of Sharon, the Desire of all 
nations, King Emanuel, and we call 
Him — Jesus. 



Automobile Experience 

Frances Ulrich 



The remembrance of my first at- 
tempt to drive an automobile is a 
rather hazy one, for I was only nine 
or ten years old. It really wasn't 
driving; I sat on my father's lap and 
merely held the steering wheel. I 
thought that was 'wonderful. Little 
by little I learned to operate the car 
and by the time I was thirteen I could 
get along fairly well, though my fath- 
er was always there to help. Then the 
Stanley was sold. I was almost heart- 
broken. 

When the Jackson arrived it proved 
to be a rather complicated affair. For 
a year I did not attempt to drive it. 
Two things prevented me : I could 
not easily reach the clutch, nor was I 
strong enough to keep it thrown out. 
But after a few trials I found that 
I could at least manage it on the level. 
Then one day I was actually permitted 
to sit on ♦'" •"' >r* ' !1 by myself. 
I fi r timid, yet 



the knowledge that I had to depend on 
myself gave me determination. By 
this time I could make the car climb a 
hill,, but only with the greatest effort. 
Even at the end of three years I al- 
ways approached a hill with misgiv- 
ings. As in the first instance, just 
when I could drive it with some de- 
gree of safety, it was sold. 

Then came the Buick. It was still 
more complicated. The first thing I 
did was to crank it. How elated I 
was when I was able to accomplish 
that ! A few months later, after numer- 
ous explanations, I was permitted to 
sit in the driver's seat. By this time 
I had overcome my first great trouble 
of keeping the car in the straight and 
narrow path and of starting without 
a jerk. But now I had a still greater 
trouble.— that was to change gears on 
a hill. Time and again I tried until 
I was almost discouraged. After sever- 
al months of practice I succeeded in 



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changing gears without stalling the 
engine. 

One day I went up town with R— . 
when we were ready to start home I 
asked him to turn the car around, as 
I had never done that. He refused 
and I was forced to attempt it. While 
the car was in reverse gear, I partial- 
ly lost control of it, and the next thing 
I heard was a report like a revolver 
shot as the car struck a hitching post. 
My heart sank like lead, until R. — 
said there was no serious damage, only 
a dent in the back of the car, and that 
he would take all the blame. I fully 
expected a severe scolding from fath- 
er, but my fears were not realized. 
Soon after this I had a very proud 
moment when I was allowed to take 
Mrs. W.— over the Masonic grounds. 
Another event was when I drove the 
car into the barn. 

Matters went smoothly for a time. 
Then one day I ventured to go to 
Marietta accompanied by three ladies 
only. All went well until we wanted 
to start for home. Then to our great 
dismay the engine would not start. 
Each of us tried her best, but our ef- 
forts were unavailing. As usual quite 
a crowd collected. Some of them tried 
to help, but they, too, were unsuccess- 
ful. It was only after two passing 
autoists had worked almost half an 
hour over it that the engine started. 
The automobile behaved just splendid- 
ly coming home, but I had enough of 
autoing for a long time. 

The next year found me the de- 
lightful possessor of a license. That 
summer my mother, Miss E., Miss 
K., and myself thought that it would 
be safe for us to go to Lancaster. We 
had gotten within three miles of the 



city when we heard a most disheart- 
ening sound, it was a puncture. We 
resolutely began work on the tire, two 
of us at a time, and almost succeeded 
in getting the tire off. Fortunately 
there was a house near, and more 
fortunately there was a telephone in 
the house. A message was sent to a 
garage, but it was an hour before those 
men appeared. The puncture was 
then repaired in a few minutes. We 
reached Lancaster safely, and by the 
time we saw our home town again we 
had resolved to take no more automo- 
bile rides. We can now laugh hearti- 
ly at our experience, but at the time 
it was far from being a laughing mat- 
ter. 

Our two latest experiences were 
somewhat dangerous as well as annoy- 
ing. On a very dark night as we were 
returning from Lancaster our lights 
went out just a few miles beyond the 
city. We had to come the entire dis- 
tance without lights. It was well for 
us that few teams were on the road. 
The lights of town were never so wel- 
come as that night. 

The most recent mishap occurred 
near Chambersburg after we had 
climbed a hill that was fully a mile in 
length. We all thought there was a 
smell as if something were hot, and 
we stopped in front of a few dilapi- 
dated houses. Some boys came and 
unscrewed the top of the water tank, 
and steam poured forth in a great 
cloud. That water was needed was 
evident and though it was scarce in 
the neighborhood wc finally secured 
two bucketfuls. We needed it nearly 
all to fill the tank, for, as we poured it 
in, it boiled away. Then we discover- 
ed that the car needed oil. After 



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tending to this we proceeded without 
any more trouble. 

It has become a habit for my mother 



and me to give a sigh of relief when 
the car is safely put in the barn after 
a trip . 



Finding Oneself. 

Bertha H. Perry 



The difference between doing one's 
duty because it is a duty, and follow- 
ing out the lines of one's highest inter- 
est and enthusiasm means just this — 
that in the latter case we are living at 
the top notch of our individual power 
and in the former we are not. The 
desired result is not attained by an 
arbitrary effort of the will, or by com- 
pelling ourselves to work, but it comes 
when we strive out of love and en- 
thusiasm for the thing we are doing. 

Every man and every woman has 
a special work to do in this world, and 
a special place, no matter how hope- 
lessly average that person may 
through force of habit have come to 
regard himself. If you are not doing 
work that is calling out the best ef- 
forts of which you are capable, work 
that draws you, in a large sense, you 
have not yet found your right sphere. 
When you are doing what you want 
to do, you accomplish for more, and 
your work is vastly more effective 
than when employed in something that 
brings- you no thrill of pleasure. 

The person who adapts his work to 



his individual power and talent is the 
successful person, and it is the right 
of every person to use in his work 
that special fitness which will lead him 
to success. One's value to society de- 
pends to a large extent upon his dis- 
covering and developing his special 
talent. 

A man in a small position, if he has 
genuine power, has a good oppor- 
tunity to exercise his special talent. 
There are many outside opportunities 
for him to cultivate the work which is 
really his. In the case of women it 
is more difficult, but there are many 
women of to-day, who have found 
their "jobs" not only in the home but 
outside of it in educational services, 
in matters of household decoration, 
and in many other forms of work to 
which they are adapted, and in which 
they can express themselves fully. 

How many of us can say that we 
love the work we are doing and that 
we are doing it with a will? Happy 
is the person who is engaged in that 
for which nature has endowed him, 
who has found his right sphere. 



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EDITORIAL BOARD 
JACOB S. HARLEY, Editor-in-Chief 



ASSOCIATE EDITORS 

Grace Moyer i 

Mary G. Hershey ....} Sch ° o1 Notes 

Rhoda Miller Homerian Notes 

Naomi Longenecker, K. L. S. Notes 

•Calvin J. Rose 



Gertrude Miller Alumni Notes 

Isaac J. Kreider Exchanges 

Virgil Holsinger Business Manager 

Daisy P. Reider Art Editor 

Athletics 



Our College Times is published monthly durin? the Academic year by Elizabethtown 

College. 
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A New Year Reflection 
Kind reader, before fthis issue of 
the Times reaches you several weeks 
of the new year will already have 
sped. If you are young and sanguine 
these few weeks have sufficed for you 
to make and break some beautiful 
resolutions. Those of us who are more 
experienced smile at your disappoint- 
ment. We know that you will rally 
quickly and that the end of the year 
v. ill find you stronger than you were 
r .1.- ,-, : k. ■ You are learning lifes 
' i youth learns rapidly. When 



at New Year you set up yoru beautiful 
ideals and formed your high resolves 
you were not mistaken, you were not 
foolish, you were not visionary. Do 
not mind if from many of your dreams 
you are rudely awakened. This is in- 
evitable. Some of us have been dis- 
illusioned so often that while still un- 
der the spell of the day-dream we 
know that it will all turn out but a 
dream. It is as if we were no longer 
able to transport ourselves quite away 
from prosy reality. So we envy you 
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far above the shabby world and build 
your castles in the air. Moreover, our 
dreams and air-castles are by no means 
the useless things some would have 
us think. They are a bit of heaven 
brought across to babyland and we 
may thank God that they do not pass 
entirely out of our lives from infancy 
to age. In the morning of life the 
beautiful mirage may lure us from our 
pathway. Not so with a high ideal 
and a worthy resolve. Pursue it ever. 
No matter if you press on with un- 
steady step, or at times grope in dark- 
ness. Whether you be young or old 
there is no reason why 1915 should 
not be the best year of your life thus 
far. And the vision of a higher, no- 
bler life ever kept in view will not 
prove a mirage leading to disappoint- 
ment and failure, but will cause each 
succeeding year to excel the former. 
Catch the spirit from Browning: 

Grow old along with me, 
The best is yet to be, 
The last of life for which the first was 
made. 
Our times are in His hand 
Wjho said, A whole I planned; 
Youth sees but half, trust God, see all 
nor be afraid. 



'Nor faint, though error's surges 
'gainst thee roll." 

Up, faint heart up! immortal life is 

lodged within thy frame 
Then let no recreant thought or deed 

divert thy upward aim. 
Shall earth's brief ills appal the 

Brave? Shall manly hearts despond? 
Tho' darkly now the cloud may frown, 

the blue heaven sleeps beyond! 

Dost inly pine at others gold? — gay 

trappings?— dainty fare? 
Dost envy Power or titled Rank the 

homage that they share? 
Tho' endli-ss wealth were thine, with 

lands stretching from pole to pole, 
Could ali earth's powet or pelf atone 

for poverty of soul? 

In faith the patient spirit finds a 

worly-defying spell ; 
Knowing that, come to it what may, 

God doth all things well. 
Thus 'mid the roughest ills of life a 

blest repose it keeps, 
Firm as the beacon 'mid the foam the 

tempest round it heaps. 

Then, brother, trust the immortal life 

glowing within thy frame; 
Never let recreant thought or deed 

divert thy upward aim. 
Undaunted meet earth's fleeting ills — 

rise and no more despond! 
Up. faint heart, up! the blackest 

cloud but veils the heaven bevond! 



"'Seek Truth, t'"' \ ie celestial ruth, Father of light and life! thou God 
virnose uii in Supreme! 

Was in the heaven of heavens; clear Oh. teach me what is good! teach me 
sacred, shrined thyself! 

In Reason's light : not oft she visits Save me from folly, vanity and vice, 

earth ; From every low pursuit ; and feed my 
But her majestic form the willing SO ul 

mind With knowledge, conscious peace, and 

Through faith may sometimes see. virtue pure- 
Give her thy soul, Sacred, substantial, never-fading bliss! 




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The Holiday Season or the long an- 
ticipated vacation, which the students 
have been so eagerly awaiting, evi- 
dently fulfilled the expectations of all, 
for the opening evening of the New 
Year of school life, found a most viva- 
cious and chattering assembly in the 
dining-room, as greetings were ex- 
changed and each one seemed eager to 
recount the pleasures of his vacation. 

The New Year seems to have 
brought with it a special portion of 
good will toward our College and 
the members in it. If the first week 
be a prophecy of what is yet to come, 
we shall indeed witness a golden year. 
Within this first week we found, an 
increase in the student body, two class 
rooms made far more attractive than 
heretofore, and the return of an absent 
teacher. A most inspiring prayer 
meeting and excellent thoughts in the 
Chapel exercises crowned the week. 
The thoughts which we have been 
given by the leaders of the Chapel 
exercises are worthy of repetition and 
would prove beneficial to all, if space 
permitted us to give them here. A 
few of them were, "Overcome evil 



with good in the coming year," "Be 
an artist at living" and, "make life 
harmonious." 

The Music Department finds among 
its number this term several new 
members . 

• Wjhy does Miss Long prefer "caps" 

to hats? 

With the return of the student body 
to their school home and their former 
tasks and pleasures, came also the re- 
turn of Miss Stauffer, our former 
Bible teacher. Miss Stauffer has had 
leave of absence during the past term 
and has been taking work in Bethany 
Bible School, Chicago. We art glad 
to welcome Miss Stauffer again. We 
hope that she will share with us the 
inspiration which she has received and 
thereby create an added interest in the 
religious activity of the school. 

The new term opened with an un- 
usually large increase in our student 
body. Throughout the Fall Term 
many were the agreeable surprises giv- 
en us, by the arrival of a new student. 
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we experienced an increase of pleas- 
ure. Nor did it end there, for after 
vacation, more students arrived to 
usher in the New Year. To all we 
bid a most hearty welcome and to the 
friends who may have been instru- 
mental in aiding them to come or in 
making choice of this school we be- 
lieve we can say they will not be dis- 
appointed in the results. 

On a certain occasion during vaca- 
tion Mr. Kreider, who had been very 
deeply absorbed in a conversation 
while waiting for a car, suddenly 
awoke to the fact that the car was 
standing before him and that his hat 
had apparently in some mysterious 
fashion taken its flight. As passen- 
ger after passenger entered the car he 
realized that his opportunities for do- 
ing the same were growing less, he 
kept calling but in vain, "Where's 
my hat ?" "Where's my hat ?" Then 
suddenly he discovered it was right 
before him. We can only explain 
this strange situation by believing that 
the object of his absorbed interest dur- 
ing the conversation was still haunt- 
ing his vision. 

Miss Landis admitted that she found 
no difficulty in writing the letters I, 
J, and K. Practice makes perfect, 
you know. 

During vacation Rooms A and B 
have witnessed many changes through 
the kindness and interest of Professor 
J. G. Meyer. Room A has been re- 
papered and the wood-work varnished, 
and this gives the room a more inter- 
esting air. Room B, too, has been 
renovated and brightened. The phys- 
ics apparatus polished and placed on 
shelving surrounding the room pre- 



sents a splendid appearance. You 
former physics students, if you come 
to Bible Term, remember to take a 
peep into room B. It is sure to please 
you and regardless of physics difficult 
as you found it you will wish yourself 
back in Room B. 

Dr. D. C. Reber gave an interest- 
ing address at the dedication of the 
new $50,000 school building in Man- 
heim, Pa. 

Professor Ober has just returned 
from Ohio where he was engaged as 
instructor at several Institutes, De- 
cember 28 to 30. at Hartville, Ohio, 
and December 31 to January 2, at 
Lima, Ohio. The interest in both 
meetings was excellent and the at- 
tendance large. 

Remember the program to be given 
by All Brothers Quartette, January 
22, in Heisey's Auditorium. 

On Monday night December 21, a 
faithful company of students, sacri- 
ficed their precious time, to encour- 
age the work at Newville, by their 
presence at the Christmas program, 
rendered in the humble little church. 
The night was a perfect one, following 
a very disagreeable day. The moon 
shown brilliantly upon the large 
boulders which sparkled in their icy 
garments, and the air had a bracing 
keenness which was invigorating. 

At the close of the children's part of 
the program, Professor Ober pictured 
to the audience the night so many 
hundred years ago which still holds 
a place in the mind and heart of each 
one of us. His picture was so graphic 
and his message so inspiring that all 
who were present, even to the young- 



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est child, were able to receive some 
good and to carry away a portrait of 
Christmas joy. 

During Evangelist Stough's cam- 
paign in Harrisburg within the past 
few weeks, a number of our students 
attended the meetings, the most faith- 
ful attendant being Miss Shelley. 
Misses Kline, Longenecker, and 
Schaffner were also present at several 
meetings. They returned with fav- 
orable reports. 

Miss Burkhart upon being asked in 
arithmetic class how many cubic in- 
ches were contained in a bushel of 
timothy, inquired quite seriously, "Do 
you mean a bushel of hay or timothy 
seed?" 

As the Christmas season drew near, 
the student body became affected with 
a fever of excitement and restlessness 
which was very contagious. Study 
had lost its charm, and home, skates, 
Christmas with all that it embraces 
held out a most alluring invitation, 
very hard to be turned aside until the 
proper time to accept. School jjife, 
however, pulsed with activity of all 
kinds, and the time rapidly passed. 
Tuesday night, December 22, the 
Music Department gave expression to 
the existing spirit in the form of a 
Christmas program, which consisted 
of several Christmas solos both in- 
strumental and vocal, a Christmas 
reading and the cantata entitled "The 
Christ Child." The house was filled 
and the program apparently won the 
approval of those present. Miss Kline, 
the Music Directress, deserves credit 
for the work she is doing. 

In being asked the evil effects of 
tight clothing, a member of the physi- 



ology class replied, "Tight collars and 
ties stop the wind and interfere with 
the circulation of the blood." 

During the Holiday season, Profes- 
sor Schlosser was holding a series of 
meetings in the Palmyra congregation. 
The meetings were largely attended 
and the messages given, appreciated 
by the audience. The last report 
heard, stated that twelve persons had 
confessed Christ as their Savior. 

Ask Mr. Hertzler and Mr. Reber 
what part ink plays in Domestic Sci- 
ence. 

Brother Ira Miller of Lancaster, 
Pa., has placed a collection in the Col- 
lege Museum numbering over 550 spe- 
cimens and including mineral speci- 
mens, Revolutionary and Civil War 
relics, Indian relics, a human skeleton, 
and a large number of old coins. 
Professor Meyer, the curator of our 
museum, has relabeled the specimens 
and remodeled and arranged the cases 
in such a way that the value of the 
museum to the student body and to 
all who have the pleasure of using it 
has been greatly increased. We as 
students and teachers heartily appre- 
ciate Brother Miller's expression of 
kindness and good will to the C^"^- 

Miss Elizabeth Myer h« ed 

an invitation from ' cr in Phila- 

delphia to accompany the members of 
the Brethren Church, who will attend 
the Billy Sunday meeting in a body 
on Sunday morning. January 10. Mr. 
Capetanios, one of our students, being 
a minister, took a week off after the 
holiday vacation to hear Mr. Sunday 
and study his methods. 

The Keystone Literary Society ex- 
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gram February 5th. Among the inter- 
esting features to be given are a Bio- 
graphical Sketch of Sunday by Ryntha 
Shelly, a Discussion of Sunday's Cam- 
paigns and their Benefits, by Rev. 
Virgil Holsinger, Billy Sunday Grams 
by Elam Zug and Reminiscences of 
Billy Sunday by George Capetanios. 
Come and enjoy the program with us. 

The Art teacher reports a growth 
in the department, not only in the 
interest and quality of the work, but 
also in the number of students. The 
department includes among its mem- 
bers, not only teachers and students, 
but also younger artists, who them- 
selves could fittingly pose as models, 
but who prefer expressing their own 
artistic tastes at the early age of from 
ten to twelve years. Nor are their 
efforts fruitless, for their work shows 
a native talent which will, we are sure, 
with training bring to them some 
worthy results. Christmas gifts in the 
form of pictures, sketchings and paint- 
ed china were one expression of the 
department. 

Basket Ball— Mr. Kreider calls, 
"Foul, Miss Booz for advancing." 

Miss Booz — "Why I just took four 
steps." 

Again, the referee, "Foul." 

E. G. M.: Why is it a foul? 

Referee : Three men. 

E. G. M. : Oh no! I just touched it. 

With the return of the Bible teach- 
er, the Bible work proper has again 
begun, several regular classes being 
now in progress, with the prospect of 
adding several more at a later date. 
Miss Stauffer reports an interest in 
the work. 

Miss Burkhart's suit case got 



"Lighter" (Leiter) on her way home. 

Miss Burkhart in discussing the dis- 
astrous effects of acute indigestion 
says, "Why people die," adding very 
earnestly, "Their hearts just stop 
beating." "Certainly," said Miss 
Schaeffner, asking inquiringly, "How 
else could they die, if their hearts did 
not stop beating." 

Mr. I. J. K. retired to rest late one 
evening recently and as the bed felt 
his weight it promptly collapsed. 

I. J. K., next morning: Say, I slept 
low all night. 

Athletics. 

Just before the Christmas vacation, 
the Day and Boarding students clash- 
ed in another game of basket ball. 
The result was a decisive defeat for 
Day team. The boarding students 
excelled in passing and dribbling. 
Hence, also their succes in shooting 
The playing of Wenger was the fea- 
ture, he getting six field goals during 
the second half. Following is the 
score : 

BOARDING 

F.G. Fl.G. Pts. 

Hershey. O. f 4 1 9 

Leiter, f & c 2 O 4 

Wenger, C. M. c. & f. . . 6 o 12 

Weaver, g o o o 

Kreider, g o o o 

Totals 12 1 25 

DAY 

F.G. Fl.G. Pts. 

Smith, f 2 o 4 

Engle, f 2 3 7 

Holsinger, c o o o 

Geyer. g o o o 

Gish, g o o o 

Totals 4 3 it 

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Boarding and Day students played an 
interesting game which was tie when 
time was called. The extra five min- 
ute period played made it a victory for 
the Boarding. 

SECOND BOARDING _ 

Totals 9 4 22 

SECOND DAY 
Totals 7 4 18 

K. L. S. Notes. 

The Keystone Literary Society held' 
a public meeting on December II. 

The following program was render- 
ed : Music by the Society, after which 
Grant Weaver read "The Boys." 
Next was an essay entitled "The 
Troublesome Expressions," by Sallie 
Bucher. Elam Zug then sang "The 
Rosary." After this there was an im- 
promptu debate. The subject select- 
ed by the first speaker, Paul Hess, 
was : Resolved, That it is better to 
have loved and lost than never to 
have loved at all. The other affirma- 
tive speaker was Naomi Longenecker. 
The negative speakers were Grace 
Burkhart and Frank Wise. Roberta 
Freymeyer played a piano solo en- 
titled "Vesper Bells." Ephraim Hertz- 
ler gave a talk on "Preparation." The 
last feature was a male quartette en- 
titled "How can I Leave Thee?" 

On December 18 a Christmas pro- 
gram was rendered as follows: Music 
by the society. A recitation entitled 
"A Christmas Offering" by Lida Boll- 
inger. Sara Olweiler then sang a solo. 
A debate then followed: Resolved, 
That the farmer is more beneficial to 
the community than the manufactu- 
rer. The affirmative speakers were 
Henry Hershey and Amos Rohrer; the 
negative, Howard Isenberg and Ruth 



Landis. The judges decided in favor 
of the affirmative side. Bertha Perry 
then sang a solo entitled "Drifting 
and Dreaming." Ruth Landis recited 
"The One-Legged Goose." 

The society held the first program 
of the New Year on January n. The 
first feature was music by the society. 
Then Ruth Bucher recited "The 
Righteous never Forsaken." C. R. 
Wenger gave a declamation entitled 
"The Victories of Peace." A select 
reading was given by Emma Freyer. 
After this Gertrude Hess sang "Roses 
in June." Ada Brandt read an essay 
entitled "A Cubic Choice of Life." 
A female quartette sang "Daddie." 
John Graham then gave an impromptu 
speech on the subject, "Who should 
be our next president, Wilson or 
Brumbaugh. 

Homerian Literary Society. 

The Society is moving along nicely. 
The new members seem to feel at 
home with us and are taking an active 
part in Society work. We hope to 
have still more new members in the 
near future. 

An interesting program has been 
prepared for Jan. 18, at 3 p. m. The 
features on the program will be of 
special interest to Bible students. 

A private meeting was held Jan. 
10, at 7 p. in., at which the Society was 
favored by instrumental music by 
Miss Dennis. 

A Lincoln program will be rendered 
Feb. 12, which we think will prove 
both interesting and instructive. The 
main features will be a debate, a dis- 
cussion of Lincoln, and a recitation. 
Special music will also be prepared. 
Come and hear it. 




We hope it will be possible for 
many of the alumni members to at- 
tend the Bible Term which be- 
gins January 13 and continues ten 
■days. Miss Floy Crouthamel, 'io, of 
Souderton will recite at the Education- 
al Program to be given January 16, 
at 2 :oo p. m. 

The College is always glad to hear 
from its friends, and appreciates their 
■combined interest in their Alma Ma- 
ter. Mrs. Margaret Haas Schenk, 
'10, of Loganton, Pa., has recently do- 
nated to the College a beautiful palm 
which was brought from the old coun- 



try, and which she has had in her pos- 
session for several years. 

Mr. H. K. Eby, '11, who is teach- 
ing at Hollidaysburg, Pa., and Mr. 
Joshua D. Reber, '12, who is a stu- 
dent at Juniata College, were home on 
their Christmas vacation. 

Miss Mamie B. Keller, '12, was mar- 
ried to Laban W. Leiter, '14, on De- 
cember 24. They expect to make 
their home at Lititz, Pa., after the 15th 
of April. Their many friends extend 
to them their best wishes for a happy 
and prosperous life. 




"Be glad. It doesn't cost any more 
and it pays better." 

Let the above ever be uppermost in 
our minds as we pursue our daily 
work in the year of 1915. And what- 
ever work we have to do let us not 
put it off but spit on our hands, take 
a reef and wade right in. 

The Bulletin is appropriately season- 
ed with the Christmas spirit. The 
Month is a new feature to most maga- 
zines. 

We welcome the College Rays. The 
story of "A Little Child Shall Lead 
Them" is worthy of much comment. 
There is more to your short stories 
than to the majority of the short 
stories found in many of our ex- 
changes. 

The El Delator is a neat little High 
School paper. It might be better pro- 
portioned. That is, it has too many 



articles of practically the same length 
in proportion to the rest of the con- 
tents. A monthly publication instead 
of a bi-monthly issue might eradicate 
this flaw. 

We find a splendid reflection of the 
Moravian Callege for Women in the 
Mirror. 

The Spectrum is well proportioned 
as well as interesting. 

In Goshen College Record "The 
Moral Ideal of Education" is rich in 
philosophical truths. E s p e ci a 1 1 y 
should we remember the closing sen- 
tence which says that the moral ideal 
is the highest ideal ; The corner- 
stone on which society and civilization 
rest. "Science as a Handmaid to 
Agriculture" is a very practical dis- 
cussion. The School Life is well 
brought out in all its phases. A Table 
of Contents is missing. 



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Elizabhthtown, Pa., Febrlaby, 1914 



How to Read a Newspaper 

Lilian Falkenstein. 



Before an intelligent discussion can 
be given on "How to Read a Newspa- 
per" the purpose of reading must be 
clearly denned. The newspaper is the 
busy man's library, the primer of im- 
migrants, the only means of culture 
and education of thousands. In gen- 
eral, however, the purpose is twofold, 
to broaden one's mind and to broaden 
one's view so as to become conversant 
on present day topics. 

With this twofold purpose and aim 
in mind, let us consider how the news- 
paper should be read so as to produce 
the best results. 

In the first place, to be effective, 
newspaper reading must be habitual. 
Just as irregular eating fails to nour- 
ish the body, so haphazard or irregu- 
lar reading fails to bring results. It 
is like skipping chapters in a book, the 
connection between events is lost and 
the interest diminished. 

But even regular reading may be 
done in such a way as to be unsatis- 
factory. Many people read newspa- 
pers as they do advertisements in a 
trolley car, merely to while away time. 
Their policy is, "Read and forget." 

Since becoming conversant on pres- 
ent day topics implies assimilating 
what is read and remembering for fu- 
ture use, some special means must 



be used to aid overtaxed memories. 
The value of a note-book in newspa- 
per reading can scarcely be estimated. 
The benefits derived are more than 
doubled by its use. A note-book of 
newspaper gleanings is like and index 
to an encyclopedia, just a hint of the 
wealth of information at hand. A 
phrase, a word, or a sentence in one's 
own handwriting may be all that is 
needed to recall whole paragraphs or 
discussions previously read. Careful- 
ly used, a note-book becomes a store- 
house of concentrated information, 
always ready for use. In addition to 
a note-book, a dictionary is invaluable 
in intelligent newspaper reading, serv- 
ing as a means of becoming familiat 
with new terms in science and with ex- 
pressions that have the sanction of 
good usage. 

As in the reading of books the 
amount of culture and good derived 
depends upon the quality of the book, 
so we find among newspapers varying 
degrees of excellence. Be discrimina- 
ting. Chose the best. Even a news- 
paper has ideals. The newspaper that 
views all events from the standpoint 
of a certain sect or political party 
should not be chosen. Choose the 
news*>aT>er whose policy is "Right, n >t 



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party; truth, not sensationalism; pub- 
lic welfare, not personal gain." 

In even the best newspapers there 
is much that is only chaff. Though 
their standard is high, yet since their 
readers are from all ranks and classes, 
with widely varying tastes, the news- 
paper must, to a certain extent cater 
to the demands of the readers. Look 
only for the cream. Read only the 
best articles and editorials. Avoid the 
sensational. With culture as the 
watchword, the sporting page and the 
comic section will be passed by as un- 
worthy of notice. Fashion notes and 
advertisements also contain little or 
nothing of value. 

But most important of all is the 
mental attitude of the person while 
reading. The "dyed in the wool" Re- 
publican or Democrat reads with par- 
ty spectacles Events and questions 
of the day are measured by the party 
platform. Such prejudices cannot fail 



to narrow one's viewpoint, making a 
person incapable of judging fairly and 
intelligently. Read your newspaper, 
then, with unprejudiced mind, study 
questions of the day from different 
angles. Look for causes and effects 
in world happenings. Consider how 
changes in government will affect the 
welfare of the nation. Observe the 
trend of public opinion. Study con- 
ditions in the political world, the so- 
cial world, the religious world. Study 
what effect the sum total of these for- 
ces is having on the country. 

Thus by forming the habit of read- 
ing regularly and carefully, one may 
become conversant on topics of the 
day and broaden his mind with refer- 
ence to the problems of everyday life 
The effect upon his general intelli- 
gence, yea, his character, may well en- 
courage every person to set apart 
some time for the perusal of his news- 
paper. 



The World's Beacon-Light 



Owen Hershey. 



When the reechoing war-cries of 
belligerent powers have crossed the 
Atlantic and the song of the Siren has 
begun to awaken within the breasts 
of our fellow-citizens that almost un- 
quenchable ardor of war, the hour has 
come when we as an American nation 
should pause and view the situation 
with a prayerful heart. 

These blood-curdling and heart- 
rending sounds have been heard in 
every age. They have but one fore- 
boding and one promise, misery and 
death. To-day the awful carnage of 



our European brethren is leaving in 
its wake the same curse. Is it not 
plain that this, my friend, is a law of 
God which altereth not? Why then 
should we lift our hands against a fel- 
low-creature? Is there any reward? 
Yes, the reward is certain. Man's re- 
wards are determined by his sowings, 
and he who sows in war reaps his un- 
mistakable reward and destiny, hell. 
And just as these struggling nations 
will receive their just recompense, so 
these our beloved United States seem 
ingly neutral, but with hands before 






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God as bloody as any, will share with 
these murderers, the murderer's fate. 
Shall we suffer this to be our bitter 
end? Shall we who are innocent bear 
the curse of the guilty? Shall we be 
numbered with those who having eyes 
see not, and having ears hear not those 
things which so nearly concern our 
future salvation? Forbid it, Almighty 
God ! We have seen the stand 
that others have taken and let us, 
profiting by their experiences, secure 
for ourselves a nation's redemption by 
a future, an eternal and an absolute 
neutrality. To be a nation absolutely 
neutral we must refrain from giving 
supplies to any of the contending 
forces in any form. The enormity of 
our supplies in the present European 
War is appalling. To cease sending 
supplies to the Allied Powers for sixty 
days would mean that Germany could 
crush her enemies and again march 
victoriously into Paris. Seeing the 
tremendous effects of our friendship 
and its unfairness, we can easily be- 
lieve that we are incurring the eternal 
hatred of more than one nation. Even 
though the war is yet young, the time 
is here when if a peaceful withdrawal 



is sought is must be immediate. It is 
the only method of avoiding the 
clutching grasp of the war demon. 
This war cloud like a fiendish form 
hovers over this land of ours obscuring 
the benign light from our American 
youth. But let us rejoice that the two 
foremost men in our government are 
men, and men who stand for peace, 
and peace at any price. 

I saw a vision of eternity the other 
night like a great ring of pure and 
endless light all calm as it was bright, 
and round beneath it, Time in hours, 
days, and years driven in the spheres, 
like a vast shadow moved, into which 
the Germans and all the Allies were 
hurled ; and above the calm another 
vision, far brighter than the first, and 
in this great circle there reigned the 
Prince of Peace in wondrous majesty, 
and by his side a glittering light out- 
shone the shining stars ; it was the 
beacon-light America. May I be so 
fortunate as to behold for the last time 
the glory of the setting sun upon na- 
tions, for then I shall see in truth the 
reward of nations and know that at 
the eventide of America there shall be 
light. 



^^^5^ 



New Year Resolutions 



Harvey K. Geyer. 



This year that has gone by has 
changed us either for good or for 
evil. We stand to-day at the begin- 
ning of a new year, free to make this 
year a success or a failure. What 
have you determined 'to make it? What 
resolution or resolutions have you 
made? Were they for making this 
new year superior to the past year? 
Or did you fail to take a step in ad- 
vance in any way as you stood at the 
threshold of 1915? We know that 
we have robbed the past year of time; 
we know that we have robbed the past 
year of possibilities ; we know that 
we have robbed the past year of that 
which we owed ourselves and our fel- 
lowmen ; we know that we have rob- 
bed the past year of making ourselves 
more useful for our Creator. Now 
we stand at the door of a new year 
with promises to use our time better, 
to make our possibilities more real, 
to make use of every opportunity, and 
to make ourselves more useful for our 
Creator. But in all this brightness 
which illuminates the present and 
places the past in the background, 
how many of us have thus far in the 
new year realized our high hopes to 
the degree that lay in our power? We 
know that when we set up our stand- 
ards we felt in our self-confidence 
that we cduld maintain them. We be- 
lieved that through our making sacri- 
fices we could live up to them. And 
we must have experienced that the 
year is brighter already through our 
keeping what we could. Though we 
can but think and believe and hope, 
and cannot know definitely how Far 
we have failed or succeeded, vet we 



may know certainly whether we are 
pressing on and beating back the foe, 
or whether we are yielding and turn- 
ing our backs like cowards in igno- 
minious retreat. 

We perhaps have made our ideal 
or ideals so high this year that that is 
the reason why we have failed to keep 
our resolutions thus far. It is a splen- 
did thing, it is a noble thing to place 
our ideals high ; for then we will have 
something to fight for; then we will 
have something to sacrifice for, even 
if we never quite attain. Heaven for- 
bid, then, that we should stop because 
we have failed to keep or resolutions 
or to reach our ideals. No! No! The 
year in which we live is a link in the 
endless chain of time. The success- 
ive New Years join the links in the 
infinite chain. If we fail to make 
each new year we meet better, if we 
fail to make ourselves more useful 
each year for our Creator, we fail to 
add a real link to our chain of life 
eternal. 

But in the future other generations 
will appear to take our places. For 
them as for us New Year shall come. 
Shall we make the world a happy 
place of abode for them by making 
each new year better and brighter, or 
shall we bequeath them a .heritage of 
failure and sin by living so that each 
succeeding New Year's Day proves a 
little worse and a little unhappier? 
With what deep devotion and sincerity 
then should we make our resolutions 
each year, since the spirit we put into 
them affects so profoundly, not only 
our own lives, but those of the gene- 
rations vet unborn. 



The Assembly 



G. E. Weaver 



The Assembly is a religious organ- 
ization whose members profess to 
use the Bible as their only guide in all 
their religious activities. They also 
believe in permitting the Holy Spirit 
to call their teachers and ministers, 
not through a vote of the members as 
do some of the other churches, but by 
a direct call to the individual. They 
believe that woman should have no 
part in the public meetings. Women 
are denied the privilege of teaching or 
preaching, and are not permitted to ex- 
press their opinion in the Sunday 
School classes. The ouly chance wo- 
men have to witness for Christ public- 
ly is in the praise services. For this 
theory they quote as their authority a 
verse from the book of John: "Let 
man be the head of the house and let 
woman be obedient to him." 

They also hold that their teachers 
or ministers should not have an ap- 
pointed time to teach. Their practice 
is to have the men who were called by 
the Holy Spirit to do the preaching go 
to a private room at the close of the 
Sabbath School while the other mem- 
bers engage in praise services. In this 
room they pray together and the one 
that is called by the Holy Spirit to in- 
struct the people during the services 
of that day takes charge of the meet- 
ing. 

Another belief of this body is that 
each member should use his judgment, 



with the help of the Holy Spirit, in 
matters of conduct. They have no 
fixed creed or church minutes as do 
most churches, but if any member 
does not behave as the majority of the 
body believes proper he is disowned. 
If he wishes to reunite he must con- 
fess his wrong and promise by the 
help of the Holy Spirit to do what a 
child of God should do. 

They accept no money from those 
who are not members of their body. 
They think one should give as the 
Holy Spirit directs, and for this reason 
will accept help only from those who 
are as they believe in fellowship with 
God. 

The Assembly does not build church 
houses or temples, but rents rooms in- 
stead. In defense of this practice the 
fact is cited that Christ did not have a 
fixed place of worship but that he held 
services in such places as were con- 
venient. 

These people do not invite sinners 
to accept Christ, but they teach their 
faith to the people and expect the 
Holy Spirit to do the calling and 
give the people the desire to become 
members of their body. And if one is 
called by the Holy Spirit they say he 
will ask for admission into the church. 
After he does ask for admission into 
the church he is baptized, and is then 
considered in full fellowship. 




EDITORIAL BOARD 
JACOB S. HARLEY, Editor-in-Chief 



ASSOCIATE EDITORS 



Grace Moyer ) 

Mary G. Hershey ..../ Sch ° o1 Notes 

Rhoda Miller Homerian Notes 

Naomi Longenecker, K. L. S. Notes 

■Calvin J. Rose 



Gertrude Miller Alumni Notes 

Isaac J. Kreider Exchanges 

Virgil Holsinger Business Manager 

Daisy P. Reider Art Editor 

Athletics 



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Hunger and Thirst. 

Hunger and thirst are the names 
given to the craving for food and 
drink which serves us so well, which 
reminds us so gently that we need 
nourishment and makes it pleasant for 
us to take that nourishment. But 
just as fire though it is a good ser- 
vant is a bad master, so are our appe- 
tites fearful tyrants when they lead us 
captive. In the years gone by there 
was a gentle young boy, happy in the 
liberty of healthy impulses, every fiber 
of his unvitiated body thrilling with 



pleasurable sensation. But recently 
he died of delirium tremens, and as he 
lay upon his death-bed he would ever 
moan, "Thirsty, thirsty, thirsty." That 
thirst for alcohol had enslaved his soul, 
had become in him a consuming fire 
and was burning him to death. And 
it is believed that feasting and glut- 
tony bring even more people to an 
untimely grave than alcohol. 

But now. how about mental hunger? 
|]i, appetite just referred to is purely 
a physical attribute. But there is 
something analogous to it in the 



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mental realm. The mind feeds just as 
surely as does the body. It craves 
just as certainly. We find in the mind 
also the helpful and the destructive ap- 
petite, a normal hunger which calls 
for healthful food, and on the other 
hand a perverted taste which craves 
poison. And if here in the realm of 
the soul we remain masters of 
our appetites, our tastes will 
be cultivated, become more and 
more refined, and we will develop 
as God wanted us to. Once, ragtime 
pleased us as children ; are we learning 
now to appreciate the masterpieces of 
music? Can we look upon a painting 
with something of an artist's eye and 
not with a vulgar passion? Must we 
have the excitement of a picture show 
or theatre, or can we truly enjoy a 
solid lecture or a spiritual sermon? In 
our reading do we crave the sensation- 
al story with its artificial stimulus, 
or are we learning to find real pleasure 
in Paradise Lost, Emerson's Essays, 
Paul's Epistles, and a hundred other 
books we might mention that contain 
the finest of the wheat? Do we 
study the clouds, admire the beautiful 
hills, appreciate sterling worth in the 
men and women about us? In short 
are we using hunger and thirst to help 
us grow from the childhood of untrain- 
ed appreciation to the maturity of 
culture and refinement, or have we 
given them sway over us, allowing 
them to carry us farther and farther 
away from the beautiful ideal which 
God would have us reach? Our an- 
swer to this question will, it may be, 
decide whether as we grow old our 
faces shall look like the faces of saints 
or like the faces of wretches. 

And if it be true that genuine edu- 



cation leads us nearer to God, as we 
firmly believe, if it be true that it 
causes us to hunger only for the finest 
of the wheat, for the honey out of the 
rock, and to thirst only for true knowl- 
edge, then the path we have tried to 
point out will lead us surely to the 
point where we will hunger and 
thirst after righteousness, and where 
we will be filled and be blessed. 

Let us learn to be content with what 
we have. Let us get rid of our false 
estimates, set up all the higher ideals 
— a quiet home ; vines of our own 
planting; a few books full of the in- 
spiration of genius; a few friends 
worthy of being loved and able to love 
us in turn; a hundred innocent pleas- 
ures that bring no pain or sorrow; a 
devotion to the right that will not 
swerve ; a simple religion empty of all 
bigotry, full of trust and hope and love 
— and to such a philosophy this world 
will give up all the empty joy it has. 
— David Swing 

A Valentine 

Let me send you a circle of golden 
thoughts, 

My friend of the long ago; 
Of childhood days, and of fancies 
caught 

By fairies we both did know. 
Send you the old home pictures, dear, 

Thoughts of the friends so true, 
Tho' distant now I am sure they still 

Are true as Heaven is blue. 
O, Life is strange to one and all, 

But the past is yours and mine, 
So take my love of old, sweetheart^ 

For that is your valentine. 

A certain character in Dickens's 
Martin Chuzzlewit is likened to a 
guide-post by the roadside, always 
telling people where to go but never 

anywhere itself. 




ho 

Ma 



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Washington, Lincoln and Longfel- 
low — shall we ever forget them. Each 
year as the month of February takes 
its turn in the yearly cycle of time, 
we have brought to us anew, memories 
of these noble men whom our country 
so proudly claims as its own. With 
what delight the children listen open- 
mouthed to the wonderful stories of 
"The Cherry Tree and the Hatchet," 
and of the "Old Log Cabin" and the 
"Helpless Pig," and to the "many 
treasures" told by the fireside, treas- 
ures for which we are so indebted and 
so grateful to our beloved poet. 

The dreariness of February is for- 
gotten when on every hand our vision 
is greeted with displays of dazzling 
red hearts and cunning little Cupids 
announcing the approach of that day, 
so significant in former times, which 
has not yet lost all of its charm and 
mysterious pleasure. We still picture 
Cupid, wide awake with plenty of 
arrows for his ready and skillful bow. 
St. Valentine's Day need not suggest 
foolish sentimentalities; rather let it 
suggest good wholesome fun in whir 1 
good comradeship rei?ns. 



Saturday night several weeks in 
the past, witnessed in Music Hall an 
assembly of apparently light-hearted 
and gay students. The Social to which 
they had come proved to be an inter- 
esting one, opened with a period of 
conversation each person present dis- 
cussing ten different subjects success- 
ively with ten different persons; both 
persons and subjects were humorous 
and otherwise, long and short, inter- 
esting and less so. At the close of 
this feature a literary exercise was in- 
troduced, demanding much originality 
and revealing the limits of one's vo- 
cabulary; moreover holding out an al- 
luring promise of a prize at the end. 
The students then rendered an inform- 
al program which was very interesting 
and humorous. Then followed a 
"Grand March" on the piano and a 
parting good-night. 

Children are God's apostles, day by 
day, sent forth to preach of love, and 
hope and peace, nor will thy babe its 
mission leave undone. 

—James Russell Lowell 

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be of interest and a pleasure to know 
that with the coming of the New Year 
there have been added to the College 
Cradle Roll three little newcomers. 
Martin Alexander Glasmire leads the 
procession, a fitting leader, with his 
sparkling eyes and melodious voice. 
We know the charm of this home will 
be greatly increased by the presence 
of the new inmate. Prof. Schlosser's 
pretty home was next visited by a 
mysterious little newcomer. Wait till 
the little daughter expresses the spec- 
ial literary and artistic taste with 
which her parents have endowed her. 
Last but not least, we find little Mil- 
dred Meyer gazing with awe at the 
diminutive sister who has come to 
share her especial domain. Ere long 
this little visitor will join the ranks, 
with her bright look of intelligence, so 
expressive of her parents' qualities. 
Shall the Science Building be complete 
until Professor Meyer escorts his 
daughter to view it? 

Lost — A pretty, neat, closely-knit, 
small, round, seventy-five cent aviation 
cap, during Bible Term. Finder will 
be rewarded if the lost article is re- 
turned to Ryntha B. Shelly. 

Quite a number of our students and 
friends of the College had the pleasure 
•of attending the inauguration of Mar- 
tin G. Brumbaugh into the office of 
Governor of Pennsylvania, on Tues- 
day, January 19th. Because of the 
special interest in Dr. Brumbaugh, Dr. 
Reber thought ;+ might be well to 
hare a report from those who had at- 
tended and witnessed the ceremony, 
and so on Wednesday morning we en- 
joyed an informal meetirg ^c which 
Rev. Henry R. Gibble of Lititz, who is 
a personal friend «_f Gov. Brumbaugh, 



was the first called on. He gave to 
his hearers an excellent impression of 
the day and moved the audience when 
he spoke of Dt. Brumbaugh's charac- 
ter, and of his impressive words at the 
inauguration. Rev. Aaron Gibble fol- 
lowed with some additional thoughts 
and Prof. Meyer gave us in brief an 
outline of the Governor's address. 

Dr. D. C. Reber and Professor H. 
K. Ober were absent from the College 
on Friday. January 29th to attend the 
funeral of Mrs. Emma Miller of Lit- 
itz, the mother of our former students, 
Mrs. James Breitigan and Mr. John 
Miller '05. The Times extends to 
these friends its heartfelt sympathy. 

Among the many former students 
who visited at the College during 
Bible Term we recall the following: 
Mrs. V. C. Holsinger. Mrs. W. G. 
Nyce, Elizabeth R. Miller, Edna and 
Violet Hoffer, Nora Spangler, Eva 
Brubaker, Maude Hertzler, Anna Bru- 
baker, Elizabeth Engle, Ella Heistand, 
Carrie and Linnie Dohner, Helen 
Kline, Naum J. Gibble, Chas. Zook, 
Laban and Ezra Wenger, David 
Markey, Reuben Zeigler, Stauffer 
Heistand, Levi Zeigler and Robert 
Zeigler. Most of this number are now 
teaching, we believe that they, while 
here, recalled many happy memories 
of by-gone days and also looked for- 
ward to many more to be spent in 
E'town College. We as students are 
glad to welcome you always and we 
hope that you may soon be back again 
in school to complete your courses 
and qualify yourselves for greater 
usefulness in your work. 

On Thursday, January 28th, the 
College observed the annual "Prayer 



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Day for the Colleges." One of our 
trustees, Elder S. H. Hertzler, of 
Elizabethtown, conducted our college 
chapel devotions and afterwards gave 
an instructive missionary discourse 
in which he gave the essential charac- 
teristics of missionaries. Among the 
many beautiful thoughts he gave was 
this: Ambition, when used only in 
the sense of doing one's best for God, 
may truly be a trait in the character of 
a missionary. He quoted a few lines 
from the little poem of Whittier's, "In 
School Days" and pointed out that 
love, self-abnegation and pure motives 
are the key to all true success in mis- 
sion work. 

Two of our students, Messrs. Paul 
Engle and Owen Hershey are spending 
several days in Philadelphia where 
they hope to hear Billy Sunday. 

Do you like fudge? Most people 
do, and student boys are no exception. 
However, they sometimes think them- 
selves more at home in culinary lines 
than they really are. Fudge eaten 
with spoons may taste all right, but 
woe as to the results. Mr. Hess, the 
generous-hearted, was announced ill 
as well as several others who had en- 
joyed the eats with him. Nor were 
they all boys, for a fair lady near the 
College was also excused in chapel the 
following day. 

Prof. Schlosser in his winning, 
pleasing, earnest manner gave an ex- 
cellent ten minute chapel talk on Fri- 
day morning, his subject being "How 
to Make the Best Use of Our Time." 
The following mottoes which were 
given will prove helpful to our readers 
we are sure: 

i. Quit killing time, kill other 
things. 



2. Do one thing at a time. Attack 
your duties in detail not by batallions. 

3. Make yourself believe you are 
on top of your work. 

4. Keep cheerful. 

5. Take the hardest things first. 

6. Do it now. Watch the minutes. 

7. Work by schedule. 

The All Brothers Quartette enter- 
tained the school and its friends on 
the night of January 25th with a very 
interesting program, in Heisey's audi- 
torium. The players exhibited talent 
and skill. The music of the organ 
chimes was novel, several selections 
being especially charming. Several 
of the vocal numbers were most beau- 
tiful. 

Keep in mind the next number of 
the course— a lecture on "Sun-Crown- 
ed Manhood" by Chancellor Geo. H. 
Bradford, who is a member of the 
National Board of Education and 
comes highly recommended. 

The fifteenth annual Bible Term 
has now closed and has left in its wake 
many precious and valuable thoughts; 
we trust they may be the seed of much 
fruit. The large attendance proved 
the interest to be as great as, if not 
greater than that of preceeding Bible 
Terms. This attendance and interest 
continued from beginning to close. 
The evangelistic services were inspir- 
ing and instructive. The apprecia- 
tion of these services was shown by 
the unusually large regular attend- 
ance, which necessitated the use of 
Commercial Hall in addition to the 
Chapel. Brother Howe's personality 
Bfectiyeness to his words and he 
carries his hearers with him as he de- 
his line of though. The joy in 
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strong, resolute young people, came 
forward from evening to evening, un- 
til there were sixteen who expressed 
their desire to give themselves to 
their Savior. 

The daily classes likewise were rich 
sources of truth and inspiration. 
Brother Wieand with his clear eye and 
calm manner, made those present feel 
his power, and the power of his words 
were indeed the fruit of much study 
and research and close touch with the 
Divine. 

The value of the special programs 
can more easily be estimated when 
one hears them, than when one merely 
hears another saying they were good. 
Therefore we shall not comment in de- 
tail upon these programs. We hope 
that you, who did not enjoy them with 
us may be among those who will do so 
next year. However, to share with 
you a little of the good which we have 
received we shall try to give you be- 
low some of the thoughts which were 
given out: 

It is essential that Science and the 
Bible go hand in hand. In order to 
gain from life all that it is possible to 
gain, we must have Science, but Sci- 
ence without the Bible breeds infidels. 
The Bible is found in Science. The 
reason that highly educated persons 
become infidels, lies in the fact that 
they have left their spiritual nature 
undeveloped and expect their baby 
spiritual life to cope with their power- 
ful intellects. No amount of knowl- 
edge can harm one when God is kept 
close in view. Get all the learning it 
is possible to acquire, but continue to 
increase your spiritual growth with it. 

We do not have to guard against 
saying Christ is not divine, but we 



have to guard against living it. 

Are we really concerned about the 
welfare of those about us? If so, to 
what extent, how are we showing it 
and what are we doing? 

The difference between the genuine 
Christian and the professing Christian 
is found in the answer to the question 
— "What would we really rather do in 
religious work? Would we for ex- 
ample really rather go to church than 
not? Consecration consists more in 
devotion to God than in sacrifice. 

The more busy you are, the more 
necessary it is to commune with God 
in prayer, meditation and study of His 
word. There is a strength and a pow- 
er, realized by but few. in daily com- 
munion with God. 

The difference between those who 
possess the Holy Spirit and those who 
do not, is that the latter do not want 
saints to get too close, while the form- 
er seek to draw sinners to saints. 

After repentance the vessel is empty 
but it is impossible for it to remain 
thus; unless it is filled with the Holy 
Spirit it will admit the tempter again. 

Practice the presence of God. 

True worship is getting in touch 
with God. 

The secret of prayer is the Holy 
Spirit. 

Consecration is allowing God to put 
things into our hearts. 

Among the testimonies given, this 
thoughl was given "I do not know 
how much good this Bible Term has 
done me. I shall not know until I 
have put into practice that which I 
have heard." Herein lies a great 
secret. 

Another thought given was this: 
"When you try to make others wish 



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they had enjoyed some pleasure which 
has been yours, you will never be suc- 
cessful, if you are continually saying, 
'You should have been there,' by so. 
doing you may cause them to wish 
that you had not been there. But 
when you share your pleasure or good 
and give to others a taste of it, they 
will wish that they had been there al- 
so." So it is when we seek to have 
others find joy in the Christian life, 
we must first find it ourselves and 
then give others a taste of our joy. 

Shortly after the close of the sup- 
per hour as the darkness deepened 
without, the girls of College Hill in 
response to an invitaiton, assembled 
in the brightly lighted and cozily ar- 
ranged Reception Room. Sewing 
boxes, baskets and bags found places 
upon tables, chairs and floor, while the 
owners of the same, began work of 
various kinds. The pleasure of the 
evening was increased by the story of 
"Pollyanna" which was read aloud by 
Miss Hershey, amid many exclama- 
tions and much merry laughter. Later 
in the evening the subject, "What 
should be the relationship existing be- 
tween room mates," was discussed by 
Miss Harlacher and, "What should be 
the attitude of student: toward one 
another in the class room," by Miss 
Rhoda Miller. The short talks re- 
ceived comments of approval and ap- 
preciation and the hour closed with 
expressions of enjoyment and the 
promise of another meeting the week 
following. 

As a result of the lecture on "Birds 
and Bird Protection" an Audubon Club 
was organized recently which is now 
affording pleasure, as well a<5, -Tillable 
knowledge to its members. The offi- 



cers who have been elected are as fol- 
lows : President, Miss Ryntha Shel- 
ly; Secretary, Miss Ruth Landis; 
Treasurer, Miss Mary Hershey. 

Miss Myer was elected as teacher, 
and as such she has shown a live in- 
terest in the movement, planning work 
for the class period so that it proves 
both interesting and beneficial. The 
study is that of our native birds, in re- 
gard to their nature, habits and char- 
acteristics. The object of the Club is 
to become more familiar with birds 
and to aid in their protection. Each 
member is the proud possessor of a 
dainty little pin, picturing our old 
friend, the robin, warbling upon the 
branch of a blossoming apple tree. 

The following jokes were taken from 
the Literary Echo* edited by Mr. C. R. 
Wenger. 

Miss Bowman in History: "In the 
Fifteenth Century the English people 
converted their farming land into pas- 
tures to raise wool." 

Professor Ober in Physiolagy: 
"Give the various steps in digestion." 

Mr. Rohrer: Mastification, degluti- 
tion, and salvation. 

Little deeds of kindness 

To teachers now and then 
Will often raise your standing 

From a zero to a ten. 

Miss Ruth Landis talking about 
history examinations: "I just can't 
keep dates, I don't like them." 

The Twentieth Century theory of 
physical growth is — that the individ- 
ual grows until the thirty-second year. 
—Theory of C. J. Rose, Bachelor of 
Physiology. Question: How old 
must C. J. be? 

In discussing Drake'' voyage around 



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the world Sara Olweiler said, "He 
sailed up along the coast of California 
and Oregon and then sailed home 
across the United States." 



K. L. S. Notes. 

The Keystone Society held a public 
program on the afternoon of January 
22. The first feature of the program 
was the inaugural address by the presi- 
dent, Robert Zeigler. His subject was 
Leadership. Then a piano solo was 
given by Mary Elizabeth Miller, after 
which a recitation entitled "Her Last 
Moment" was given by Naomi Long- 
enecker. A soliloquy entitled "A 
Composition" was given by Ephraim 
Hertzler. Paul Engle then sang "A 
Perfect Day," after which Ruth Lan- 
dis recited "Biff Perkin's Toboggan 
Slide." Harry Xeff gave a taik on 
"What form of Militarism Should the 
United States Adopt?" Harvey Gey- 
er gave an oration entitled "A New 
Year's Resolution." After this the 
College Hill Quartette sang "Old 
Black Joe." The Literary Echo was 
then read by the editor C. R. Wenger. 

The society met in executive ses- 
sion on January 29. The program was 
opened with a vocal duet by Ruth 
Landis and Bertha Perry. Chester 
Royer gave a declamation entitled 
"How We Hunted a Mouse." Ruth 
Taylor then discussed the question, 
"Why Should a Girl go to College?" 
After this Bertha Perry sang "Good- 
Bye Sweet Day." Alary Bowman re- 
cited "The Old Actor's Story," after 
which an impromptu speech was given 
by Grant Weaver. The last feature 
was a question box. 



Spring Term Announcement 
On March 29, the Spring Term 
opens. For twelve weeks, teachers 
and those preparing to teach will find 
splendid opportunities at Elizabeth- 
town College to fit themselves for their 
responsible calling. All interested 
should communicate at once with the 
President. Full particulars will ap- 
pear in the March number of Our 
College Times. 



Homerian Society Notes 

A very interesting public program 
was rendered in Music Hall on Jan. 
J 5> I 9 I 5» at 3 o'clock, p. m. 

The program was as follows: 

Roll Call ; Opening prayer — Chap- 
lain; Instrumental Solo — Mary Her- 
shey; Vocal Solo — Jacob H. Gingrich. 
Essay — Grace Mover ; Vocal Solo — 
Miss Elizabeth Kline; Oration— Owen 
Hershey ; Music — Octette ; Speaker's 
Retiring Address — Prof. Harley. 

The Society was also favored by an 
address by Bro. A. C. Wieand of Beth- 
any Bible School, Chicago. 

A special Lincoln program is being 
prepared which will be rendered Feb. 
12. We believe it will be instructive 
and interesting. Come and enjoy it. 

A private meeting of the Society 
was held Jan. 29, 1915, at which the 
Society elected new officers. The fol- 
lowing were elected to serve eight 
weeks : 

Speaker — I. J. Kreider; Vice Presi- 
dent—Jacob Gingrich ; C h a p 1 a i n — 
Prof. R. W. Schlosser; Monitor— An- 
na Cassel; Recording Secretary — 
Grace Moyer; Critic — Miss Elizabeth 
Myer. mmm t ,A*. 



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Athletics 

An interesting game of basket ball 
was played by the Day and Boarding 
students during the Bible term. The 
hall was filled to the utmost capacity. 
Owen Hershey was the star player, 
getting most of his goals from the 
center of the floor. He also had the 
longest distance shot ever made on the 
floor. The score at the end of the 
-first half was 15 to 10 in favor of the 
Day. 

DAY 

F.G. Fl.G. Pts. 

Wenger, f 6 2 14 

Stoner, f 1 o 2 

Engle, c 1 o 2 

Gish, g o o o 

Ebersole, g O o O 

Totals 8 2 18 

Boarding 

F.G. Fl.G. Pts. 

Hershey, H., f 2 1 5 

Eose, f 5 o 10 

Hershey, O., c. & g 6 I 13 

Wleaver, g. & c 1 o 2 

Leiter, g 2 o 4 

Totals 16 2 34 

Gleanings. 
Oh, the heart that has truly loved, 

never forgets; 
But as truly loves on to the close 
As the sunflower turns to her god, 

when he sets, 
The same look which she turned when 

he rose. • 



Oh, do not pray for easy lives. 
Pray to be stronger men ! Do not pray 
for tasks equal to your powers. Pray 
for powers equal to your tasks. 

Phillips Brooks. 

May gladness tune life's harp anew, 
and strike its sweetest chords for you. 



Elizabethtown College can now 
claim a class song of her own, of 
which she may well be proud. Mr. 
C. L. Martin a faithful alumnus of the 
school, who is at present attending 
Franklin and Marshall college is the 
author of it. Miss Gertrude Hess al- 
so a graduate and at present a teach- 
er at the College has composed the 
music. The words are as follows: 
E'town College in thy name, 

A joyous song we raise. 
All thy sons and daughters raise 

An anthem of true praise. 
When we find the world is cold, 

Or if the sky is clear, 
We'll sing a song for thee, E'town, 

Our Alma Mater dear. 

Chorus 
Then Hurrah, Hurrah for E'town, 

Our Alma Mater dear. 
Then Hurrah. Hurrah for E'town, 

Our Alma Mater dear. 

Of sons loyal there are none 
Whose love surpasses ours. 

We love thy halls and building grand 

Thv fragrant leafy bowers. 

When the years have been fleeting, 
We'll clinib the sacred hill 

And find thy care and keeping 
Is hov'ring round us still. 




At the Educational Meeting held on 
January 16, during our Bible Term, 
Miss Floy Crouthamel. 'io, gave a 
reading from Browning entitled 
"Herve Riel." 

Miss Bessie Rider, '03, was accepted 
by the General Missionary Board at 
a recent meeting held at Elgin, Illi- 
■nois, as a missionary to India. She 
will be formally accepted in public at 
Annual Conference to be held at Her- 
shey, Pa., next June. 

A little baby boy arrived in the 
Tiome of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Glasmire, 
of Palmyra, on January 16. Its naras 



is Martin Alexander. Its. character- 
istics, as reported by it father to its 
Great Aunt, Miss Elizabeth Myer, are : 
brown eyes, black hair, good appetite, 
good sleeper, and large mouth like its 
father's. 

Among the Bible Term students 
who attended some of the Bible ses- 
sions at the College are : Floy Crouth- 
amel, '10, Souderton, Pa.; Sara Moyer, 
'13 and Kathryn Moyer, '10, of Lans- 
dale ; Mr. and Mrs. Laban W. Leiter; 
John Miller, '05, of Lititz ; Mrs. Mary 
Reber, '05, of Richland; and Mr. An- 
drew Hollinger, '10, of Lancaster, Pa. 




Attempt the end and never stand to 

doubt ; 
Nothing's so hard, but search will find 
it out. — Herrick. 

The above sentiment is vividly 
brought out in the Purple and White 
of the Allentown Preparatory School, 
especially as we read the Alumni notes 
and see what success the graduates 
are having. The Editorials contain 
much splendid advice to the Juniors. 
As a whole the paper is neat and in- 
teresting. 

The College Student has a very 
suggestive cover design, portraying 
the standard of the College. The so 
cial anl economic conditions of New 
England in 1700 are well described. 
Beautiful thoughts are contained in 
the poem entitled "Mother." Hope 
all tlie college fellows may look upon 
mother and say, "What hath God 
wrought." 

The Dickinsonian has a very inter- 
esting article on "The Fourth Dimen- 
sion." This paper reflects the life of 
the school very well. 

Shamokin High School Review: 
You have a well-proportioned paper ; 
your literary department contains 
some entertaining short stories. How- 



ever, your design might be improved 
upon. 

The cuts and cover of High School 
Impressions, Scranton Central High 
School, are very striking, for a High 
School you have an especially good pa- 
per. 

As Others See Us 

"Our College Times" — Very inter- 
esting, especially "School Notes."— 
The Perkiomenite, Pennsburg, Pa. 

Ah, here is something for all to read 
entitled. "Increasing One's Vocabu- 
lary, in Our College Times." — The 
Mirror. Bethlehem, Pa. 

"Our College Times" — Special cred- 
it must be given to this paper on ac- 
count of its quiet but pleasing appear- 
ance.— The Old School Red and Black, 
Bethlehem, Pa. 

"Ouf College Times" contains a re- 
markable editorial. "Science and Lit- 
erature."— The Spectrum. Chester 
I [igh School. 

"Our College Times"-The Times 
is a very interesting book. Your 
cover design however might be im- 
proved upon. Will l"ok for your 
next issue. — The Canary and Blue, Al- 
lentown, Pa. 



($ur (HflUegp (Etmea 



Elizabhthtown, Pa , March, 1915 



THE FATHER OF OUR COUNTRY 
John Frederick Graham in Keystone Society. 

\Ve are soon to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of a 
man who did much to insure our sacred liberties. February 
twenty - second always brings with it pleasant reflections, for 
we must then remember the Father of our Country. 

Why is it that we speak so well of him? Why is it that 
we praise him so highly? What causes that patriotic feeling 
which comes to all Americans at the sound of his name? Is it 
because he was a wealthy Virginia planter, or a great military 
genius? No, indeed! It is something else that causes us to 
quiver. 

We admire him for his truthfulness. We esteem him for 
his noble deeds in war and peace. We laud him for obeying 
his country's call in the time of its direst need. We honor him 
for the love he showed his comrades by crossing the Delaware 
with them, by sharing their sufferings on the barren hills of 
Valley Forge, and by leading them to ultimate victory as they 
stormed the fortifications of Yorktown. We revere him for his 
constancy and devotion in the hour when the ship of state was 
launched upon untried seas, and when as president of this 
weak bewildered nation he piloted the vessel along her critical 
course past rocks and shoals until other hands, inspired by his 
example and strengthened by experience, were prepared to as- 
sume the reins of government. 

These are the glorious traditions which quicken the heart- 
beat in the bosom of our American youth, and which beautify 
the story of him whose memory we would not relinquish at any 
price. He shall have an immortal name in the minds of the 
American people, because he aided them in achieving national 
independence, becauses his name is inseparably linked with the 
security of American Freedom. While the American nation 
endures, from coast to coast, from the Lakes to the Gulf, from 
Maine to California, long live the name of Washington ! 



The Joy of Living. 

Grace Moyer 



Seated upon his throne, surrounded 
by all that wealth and power can fur- 
nish, we picture a king, possessing all 
the power that can be given to mortal 
man, possessing all the treasures that 
•the earth affords and all the wealth 
that man could wish ; yet as we look 
into his face we see there a look of 
discontent and restlessness. 

We turn from this picture to one 
(in which we see standing before a 
steaming wash-tub, a woman, dressed 
in apparel indicative of poverty, sur- 
rounded by unpleasing environment, 
limited in means to the extent that 
food and shelter must be obtained by 
the sweat of her brow; yet as we 
gaze into her face we are surprised to 
find there a sparkle in the eye and an 
expression of peaceful contentment 
upon her face. 

Wherein lies the cause for this dif- 
ference? It lies in that the one has 
found joy in living, while the other, 
who apparently possesses all else, has 
failed to find the great blessing. Upon 
what depends this great difference? 
The most vital and most essential de- 
mand necessary to find joy in living, 
is found in possessing right relation- 
ship with God. There must exist a 
harmony between the soul of man and 
the spirit of his God, if he would know 
the joy which lies simply in living. 

The life of man is played upon a 
harp, as it were, each thought, word 
and act producing some melody. The 
discords which occur are the errors 
which he makes. God tunes aright 



and ofttimes causes the harp to pro- 
duce discordant notes. It is then nec- 
essary, in order to again produce the 
harmonious flow of music, that he go 
to his God, make right the wrong, and 
through repentance and forgiveness 
have the harp retuned. When we 
meet (individuals whose personality 
chills us, or worse, causes us to do 
evil in any way, we have met people 
the melody of whose lives is ruined 
because they have not permitted the 
master-musician to keep in tune the 
harps entrusted to their care. 

To possess right relationship with 
our God we must, first of all, have 
faith in Him. in His Word, and in His 
wisdom and goodness. We must be- 
lieve the knowledge He has given us 
through His word, and trust the un- 
known. Without this faith all else 
would end in failure. 

There must also be a continual trust 
in Him. To have this we must know 
our God.. And the opportunity for 
knowing Him i< [hrcuph His Son. 
who has said to us. "If ye know 
me. ye must know Him who has 
Miit me." We must know therefore 
our Savior and know Him intimately: 
He must be a personal friend of ours. 
if our truM is to be deeply founded, 
We trust n"t those whom wo know not 
We can know Christ only by exchang- 
ing ideas with Him, for it i-^ only in 
this way that we learn to know people. 
We receive from them their ideas and 
make them a part of ourselves and in 
like manner we give them ours. The 



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interests must be welded into one an- 
other. Christ speaks to us through 
[lis word and we have the marvelous 
means of speaking to Him through 
what we term prayer. It is through 
these mediums that we learn to know 
Christ. The deeper the personal re- 
lation existing between Christ and 
man, the greater is the possibility of 
trusting Him. Therefore it is neces- 
sary for much close and unprejudiced 
study of His word and practice of it. 
Trusting is one of the greatest se- 
crets of finding joy in living. 

In a small village there once lived a 
woman to whom life had been a hard 
continuous struggle. Those living 
about her began to say that fate was 
against her. Finally, at an early age 
she was left a widow with ruined 
health ; though young, her hair had 
become gray. One day a stranger 
came to the village and, hearing of the 
woman, inquired why she was not 
taken to a Home of some kind, where 
she would be properly cared for and 
would thus relieve the village folk of 
all concern and need for helping her. 
The question was met with indignant 
disapproval as one and another re- 
lated how Widow Snow had helped 
him. The stranger found that Ishe 
was verily an angel clothed as a mor- 
tal, that she was the very heart of the 
village, the place to which all went 
with their perplexities, concerns and 
sorrows, and where they received sym- 
pathy, advice and comfort. Her many 
misfortunes had been a blessing to 
her life, because she permitted them 
to be such by trusting and believing 
in the God who had permitted these 
misfortunes to exist. Through her 
trust and faith in God's wisdom and 



goodness, what appeared to others as 
affliction and misfortunes, were to her 
only a means of enriching and en- 
nobling her life. She had not allowed 
adversity to enbitter her but had al- 
lowed it to act as a softening, sweet- 
ening and refining influence. She 
was drawn into a closer and deeper re- 
lationship with her Creator and Sav- 
ior, and from the joy which she de- 
rived from it she was able to feed the 
many hungering souls about her. 

Continual trust leaves in its wake, 
deep peace and joy. We have this 
precious promise given us in these 
words — "Thou wilt keep him in per- 
fect peace whose mind is stayed on 
Thee, because he trusteth Thee." Life 
will then no longer be viewed through 
a darkened or pessimistic eye, but with 
clear optimistic vision shall we look 
into life. We shall then see in all 
things some good and in all misfor- 
tunes some blessing for which to be 
thankful. We shall then think that 
though we do not understand the need 
or purpose of the trial or temptation 
which confronts us, that He who per- 
mits it knoweth and doeth all things 
well. 

Right relationship or harmony with 
God brings us directly to the second 
essential to finding joy in living, and 
that is right relationship or harmony 
with our fellowman. When once full 
trust exists between man and his God, 
the relationship may be termed friend- 
ship, a most significant term. Friend- 
ship implies faith, trust, charity, for- 
giveness, service and that which em- 
braces all, namely love. When this 
condition exists in a pure state, when 
we can claim friendship with Christ, 
it will mean that His interests become 



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our interests, His aims our aims, His 
work our work, our wills through love 
fall into subjection to His will, and 
our life in reality is given to Him. It 
will mean that His spirit dwells in us 
and therefore our relation to our fel- 
lowman must partake of the nature of 
His, or must be patterned after that 
of Christ, who was the Supreme Art- 
ist in living. It will mean that we 
study and try to practice His princi- 
ples, His teaching, His tact, His mo- 
tives,His charity, His acts, and great- 
est, His love. It will necessitate seek- 
ing divine guidance, for as mortals 
our sight is limited ; there is much to 
see and much we see with prejudiced 
minds and hearts. It will require a 
higher strength than that which we 
possess, to practice the truths which 
we learn. It will mean that our deal- 
ings with all men will be in keeping 
with the Golden Rule, and this will 
necessitate overcoming all evil feel- 
ings, motives and thoughts toward 
those about us. Unless we can do 
this, Christ's spirit can find no room 
within us and peace can not reign in 
our hearts. Hence we can have har- 
mony neither with God nor with man. 
The same principles hold true in both 
relationships. Pure, undefiled friend- 
ship is the greatest height which it is 
possible to attain. A certain writer 
says. "Blessed is he who hungers for 
friends for though he may -not realize 
it his soul is crying out for God." We 
have this thought from another writer, 
"A friend is one of life's blessings. To 
be a friend is to be lifted a little way 
toward Heaven each day." Friend- 
ship cannot exist toward all ; there 
will be mere acquaintances and com- 
panions, but to all whom we meet we 



should seek to adapt ourselves, to 
sacrifice when necessary our own 
wishes, but never principle. It is al- 
so necessary that we constantly seek 
to find the good and the beautiful in 
those about us, and in all' else. We 
glean this thought, "Blessed is he who 
is such a friend to humanity that he 
seeth good in every man, for his own 
spirit shall be constantly enriched by 
the Christ spirit." 

When right relationship exists be- 
tween man, his God and his fellow- 
man, he is in a proper attitude to find 
joy in living, but this is not sufficient 
in itself. Where there is life there 
must of necessity be activity, or life 
will cease. The same condition 
holds true with reference to joy; un- 
less it has something to feed upon, it 
too will cease. Moreover the former 
conditions, those of harmony, create 
a need for activity and also create 
activity itself. The activity in which 
joys finds its life is. that of service. 
When there is harmony between man, 
his God and his fellowman, service is 
the involuntary result; it is done un- 
consciously and springs from a pure 
motive of love which is far from being 
a motive of duty or compulsion. This 
fact alone is guarantee for the joy 
which results from such service. This 
service is merely an expression that 
the right relationship is existing. True 
service is found in giving and involves 
sacrifice almost without exception, 
but the sacrifice is of such a nature 
that joy results in the very doing of it. 

In the first place, when joy and 
peace have become realities in the life 
of the individual, like the widow, let 
him give the benefit to those about 
him, let him seek to have them gain 



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it also. There is poetry in life, If we 
but find it; there is melody in life if 
we but live it; and life is what we our- 
selves make it. We are unconscious- 
ly ever giving and we are helpless to. 
prevent this giving, for it is our in- 
fluence and affects all lives which 
touch it. True friendship elevates, 
gives strength, inspiration and new 
energy. Whatever we write upon the 
hearts of others shall never die, but 
shall live on and on. Lowell says "As 
one lamp lights another nor grows 
less, so nobleness enkindleth noble- 
ness." 

A little girl who greatly loved music 
but was unable to render it, was la- 
menting the fact to her grandmother 
one day, when her grandmother turn- 
ed to her and said, "Nellie, there is a 
way in which you can render beauti- 
ful music." Nellie, very eagerly in- 
quired by what means, when her 
grandmother replied, "Put music into 
the hearts of those about you, so that 
music ma}- flow from their lives." 
Here is a beautiful thought for each 
one of us and n task wiiich each one 
of us should try to perform. From 
another writer we have this thought, 
"Write your name with love, mercy, 
and kindness upon the hearts of those 
about you and you will never be for- 
gotten." There ar ie lives which 
are constantly radia ing a warmth, 
a glow an 1 in aspiration such as 
cannot fail to draw others closer to 
God since it originally came from him, 
just as do rays of sunshine from the 
sun. As Christians are we giving to 
others this joy, are we radiating his 
glory? 

We can give to others good will. 
Have you ever thought of the signifi- 
cance of a hearty " i morning," 
or "Good even in • .' a saying this 
we are literally wisl i ig others a good 
or favored morning. On certain days 
of the year we change our greeting to 



"I wish you a Merry Christmas," or 
"A Happy New Year," or a "Joyous 
Easter," and the like. Why could we 
not have daily greetings suited to dif- 
ferent people and occasions? What 
would the world be like were we to 
greet one another with a sincerely 
meant greeting or breathe an unspoken 
prayer in behalf of one another. God 
alone knows what the result would be. 
Shall we try it? 

Furthermore, there is a large field 
of service, in which there is room for 
all to be employed in exercising in- 
terest and sympathy in others. Dick- 
ens says, "No one is useless in this 
world who lightens the burden of it 
for any one else." When once we can 
sympathize and console, we have a- 
portion of the Christ spirit dwelling 
within us and our joy in living is in- 
creased. Were we in a proper atti- 
tude perhaps God could use us often- 
er in this way. 

Service can be rendered by helping 
others in any way possible to do so. 
The joy and the value does not de- 
pend upon the manner in which it is 
rendered but upon the motive prompt- 
ing it. Each one of us must seek his 
own field, employ his own powers and 
make use of his own opportunities. 
But we must all remember that the 
service must be in the field where God 
would have us, not where we would 
rather be, it must be done as God 
plans it, not as we plan it, in His spirit 
and will, not ours, if we shall find joy 
in doing it and thus have joy in life. 
Let us give ourselves "now" to the 
service of our God, for Cowley says, 
"Nothing is there to come and nothing 
past, but an eternal 'now' does always 
last." 

We close with these words from 
Mrs. Browning: 

"The sweetest lives are those to 
duty wed. 
Whose deeds both great and small. 

Are cI^sl knit strands of an un- 
broken thread, 
Wher- I've monies all." 




EDITORIAL BOARD 
JACOB S. HARLEY, Editor-in-Chief 



ASSOCIATE EDITORS 

Grace Moyer ) 

Mary G. Hershey .... f Sch ° o1 Notes 

Rhoda Miller Hiomerian Notes 

Naomi Longenecker, K. L. S. Notes 

Calvin J. Rose 



Gertrude Miller Alumni Notes 

Isaac J. Kreider Exchanges 

Virgil Holsinger Business Manager 

Daisy P. Reider Art Editor 

Athletics 



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Vodka 
When any evil becomes so wide- 
spread as to constitute a national men- 
ace, it should be dealt with by the 
central government. So thought 
Czar Nicholas II and since he is the 
central government and saw it within 
his power to strike a blow at an abuse 
as widespread as his vast empire he 

he decisive step and promptly 
outlawed all traffic in strong drink 

bout Russia. George Kennan 
in the Outlook of February 17 
comments upon the results thai 



been experienced thus far in conse- 
quence of the Czar's edict. Mr. Ken- 
nan translates an article written by a 
Russian and first published in the 
Petrograd "Reitch." In this article 
is given verbatim the testimony of 
priests, peasants, and officials, who de- 
scribe the situation as they see it all 
about them, and they all agree that the 
elimination of vodka has transformed 
society as if by magic. 

Although drunkenness and its ac- 
companying vices arc not yet alto- 
gether banished in the towns, yet the 



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following details taken from the above- 
named source will indicate how satis- 
factory have been the fruits of the re- 
form movement. The efficiency of 
labor has been increased fifty per cent. 
Even the poorest are respectably 
clad and adequately fed. The town 
meetings which had degenerated into 
disgraceful orgies are now in charge 
of the more intelligent class of peasants 
wh< i discuss soberly the interests of 
the community. Husbands have ceas- 
ed to beat their wives and remain at 
home to discuss domestic affairs with 
their families. Children ask their 
mothers. "Will papa always be as he 
is now?" Wives and children of form- 
er drunkards are invoking Heaven's 
blessing upon the Government which 
has abolished vodka. The peasant is 
a better, purer, more spiritual man, 
says one. In the beneficial results that 
have followed the sobering of our 
people there lies a guarantee of full de- 
velopment for our spiritual and eco- 
nomic forces and an alluring promise 
of happiness for our native land. 

You may say this is an enforced 
morality. But when the confirmed 
drunkard himself asserts he is glad for 
the changed conditions, who can do 
less than rejoice with him. What is 
vodka, what is booze that a nation 
should hesitate to banish it? Man- 
kind has often lamented the wrong 
use of despotic power, but when Czar 
Nicholas issued his decree against al- 
cohol we may be glad for once that 
there was the power of an autocrat be- 
hind it. What more logical step than 
to make illegal the traffic in the stuff. 
Russia has given our statesmen a 
beautiful demonstration as to what is 
the sensible thing to do, and her les- 
son will not be lost. 

But we are a republic and the only 
autocrat we know is the American 



people. To them the appeal is going 
out in unceasing agitation. The tiger 
is at bay *id he shall not escape. 
Doubt it not, he shall die. 



Valentine Social. 

The following account is given by 
one who was present as a guest: 

On Saturday evening, February 13, 
the Senior Class entertained the entire 
school at a Valentine Social. This 
class, although fewer in number than 
some former classes, set to work with 
dauntless spirit, — planned, worked, and 
pushed until finally the concepts and 
ideals of their minds and hearts be- 
came a great reality. 

The clock struck the hour when in 
walked students, teachers, even the 
president and vice-president accompa- 
nied by their wives, — all of whom 
were courteously received and enter- 
tained by the different members of the 
Class. The guests when seated, found 
themselves surrounded not only by 
schoolmates and friends, but also by 
Cupids, arrows, and hearts, hanging 
on the walls and dangling in the air 
above their heads. 

There were speeches and songs by 
the class, and after engaging in a num- 
ber of amusements, the guests were 
directed to Commercial Hall where re- 
freshments were served in a dainty 
manner. The napkins and cloth cover- 
ing the table around which the Facul- 
ty were seated, were white with deco- 
rations of pink hearts and arrows. 

The sandwiches, cakes, ice-cream, 
and coffee were partaken of with a 
relish ; toasts were given, and pleasant 
conversation indulged in. A- general 
tide of good-will prevailed. Could 
the venerable Saint Valentine have 
looked upon these scenes, he no doubt 
would have said, "Boys and girls, you 
have honored me in celebrating the 
anniversary of my birth in such sug- 
gestive, artistic, and elevating man- 
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When early March seems middle May, 
The Spring is coming round this way. 
When coughs are changed to laughs, 
and when 

Our frowns melt into smiles of glee, 
And all our blood thaws out again 

In streams of ecstasy, 
And poets wreak their roundelay, 
The Spring is coming round this way. 
James Whitcomb Riley. 

There i c something in the spirit of 
the approaching Spring which does, 
indeed, bring bout a process similar 
to tha /ing. New life, enthusiasm, and 
impetus for increased activity are 
created, while gloomy discourage- 
ment seems to vanish with the cold 
dismal winter. If March has not ful- 
filled its mission of thawing for you, 
go to Riley and let him aid you to do 
it, for he is well able to do so. Thaw 
out the cold, harsh feelings, break up 
the despondent mood and allow the 
stormy March winds to blow them far 
distant, while the balmy breeze re- 
places them with kindlier nobler pur- 
pose and feeling. 

During i u . . .ek, College Hill 

has been t>. in the flood of soft 

light of appri idling dawn, which now 
appears earlier to announce the fact 



that "Spring is coming round this 
way." The warmth of the balmy 
breeze and the bright sunlight over- 
head, during the last week has had the 
effect of changing the coughs into 
laughs, the frowns into smiles, and 
the gloomy moods into bright antici- 
pations, on College Hill. 

A robin was observed basking in 
the sunlight near the school. Along 
College Avenue may be seen the dainty 
little Snow-drop flowers timidly peep- 
ing from their lowly bed. Even a 
caterpillar, pitifully deceived, was seen 
crawling with slow movement, down 
the walk little knowing how near was 
its fate. 

Even though March winds blow, 
Spring is on the way you know, 
Keep a smile about your lips, 
Life then will savor of sugar sips. 

Miss Kline reports that she has 
never had a more faithful or more 
musically inclined Boys' Glee Club 
than the present one. 

At the close of the social, Miss Paul- 
ine Miller was heard to remark,— 
"The twirls wo r < flowers to go to the 
social, but T was 'unate enough to 
ro r «i\ '■>--' hile there." 



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Professor Myer the Curator of the 
Museum planned to defray the ex- 
penses recently incurred by the enlarg- 
ing of the Museum, by arranging for a 
lecture to be given at the College. 
Professor Ober kindly consented to 
delivered his lecture on Child's Rights, 
the profits of which were to be used 
in the school's interests. The stu- 
dents who aided Professor Myer in 
the sale of tickets were faithful and 
loyal and all were pleased with the re- 
turns. 

The lecture was appreciated and en- 
joyed as among the best given in the 
College Chapel. In his pleasing, ear- 
nest manner, with the power of his 
strong personality, Professor Ober 
brought to his audience a theme which 
was close to the hearts of all. A brief 
summary may prove of interest and 
benefit to you : 

Introduction. . 

The family is God's first and grand- 
est institution. 
i. Importance of the child. 

1. As the child so the man. 

2. When God holds the balance one 
child outweighs the world. 

3. Its possibilities. 
2. Rights of the child. 

1. Every child has a right to be well 
born. 

2. Every child has a divine right to 
a Christian home. 

(a) How long will it be until the 
majority of people realize that 
home is not composed of material 
things? 

3. Every child has a divine right to 
be taught cleanliness, promptness, 
neatness, accuracy. 

4. Every child has a divine right to 
be understood. 



5. Every child has a divine right to 
be taught the truth concerning it- 
self at the proper age. 

6. Every child has a divine right to 
be taught about God. 

(a) Bible teaching has a place 
in the home that cannot be super- 
seded by anything, not even the 
Church or Sunday School. 

7. Every child has a right to grow 
up in a Saloonless land. 

8. In every child should be awaken- 
ed a taste and desire for the best 
in life. 

(a) Proper reading, (b) Things 
eternal, good, and praiseworthy. 
3. Conclusion. 

1. The Kingdom of Heaven came 
down through the Christ Child. 

2. Unless we become as a little child, 
we cannot enter into the kingdom 
of Heaven. 

3. And a little child shell lead them. 
God gave us a vision to see the 

meaning and value of child life. 

Miss Booz— "Please call me at six in 
the morning." 

When they called her at six she re- 
plied, "I sell my cough drops two for 
a cent." 

(Dr.) Isenberg made a resolution on 
the night after the social that he would 
not drink any more punch, for it had 
caused him to have the nightmare. 
At least he got awake about the middle 
of the night, cold and stiff and found 
that he had carried all his bed covers 
out and hung them on the ledge. 

Professor Meyer in Arithmetic clasr, 
Now let's see who'll get ahead of Miss 
Burkhart in completing this problem 
first. For a few moments nothing 

is heard in Room B but the scratch- 



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ing of chalk on the board until sudden- 
ly Prof. M. turned to find Mr. Leiter 
with the problem completed but main- 
taining perfect silence, whereupon 
Professor said, "Now Miss B. you'll 
have to give in, Mr. L. has finished 
first." But he had scarcely ended his 
sentence when Mr. L. interrupted 
apologetically, "Oh ! but that was such 
an easy one." 

Mr. Leiter must have felt like the 
little chid in "Schooldays" by Whit- 
tier. 

I'm sorry that I spelt the word, I 
hate to go above you because, — be- 
cause — 

Dr. Reber and Elder G. N. Falken- 
stein have been kept very busy as 
members of the Historical Committee 
with the final arrangement of the 
manuscript for the forthcoming His- 
tory of the Brethren Church in the 
Eastern District of Pennsylvania. 

With the return of Spring we as 
students have the pleasure of welcom- 
ing not only the snow-drop and robin 
but also former students whom we 
have missed throughout the year. 
Many have, since they left their col- 
lege home, taken on the mien of the 
"school marm" and we shall be glad 
for their inspiring presence, for their 
new experiences, we are sure, have 
given to them added strength. From 
all sides we hear, "Yes, we're coming 
back," doesn't that sound good? Dr. 
Reber has even requested several of 
the gentlemen to vacate their rooms 
and move to Memorial Hall in order to 
convert a larger part of Alpha Hall 
into ladies' dormitories. We hope 
this Spring term will be the happiest 
and best ever spent on College Hill for 
all who have the privilege of being 
part of the school family. 



Ever since Billy Sunday has been 
conducting his campaign in Philadel- 
phia, our students have been interested 
as is evidenced by the discussion on 
"Sunday" in the halls and the dining- 
room and the splendid Sunday pro- 
gram rendered in the Keystone. Quite 
a number of our students and teach- 
ehs have gone to hear him. This 
week a small party composed of 
Misses Gertrude Miller, Gertrude 
Hess and her sister Maude, who has 
been a guest at the College during the 
last week, Laura Landis, and Mr. I. J. 
Kreider, had the pleasure of hearing 
him. Messrs. Zug and Geyer heard 
him last week. 
Love sent her messenger, Cupid so 

gay, 

To carry a message on St. Valen- 
tine's Day, 
A box of Red Roses, each petal so fair ; 

Can you guess the message Miss 
Miller found there? 

Mr. Abele has kindly offered to the 
teachers of the Art department the 
use of one of his windows for an exhi- 
bition of some of the work done by the 
junior members of the department, 
among them being Stanley Ober, Paul 
Nissley. Ralph Abele and Ruth Epler. 
The work displayed reflects credit up- 
on the efforts of the teacher and shows 
talent on the part of our little artists 
who, with further training, we are 
sure, will attain greater skill and thus 
win honor for themselves and their 
school. The Senior members are plan- 
ning for a Spring exhibition which 
promises to excel the one of last year 
in beauty. The china painting de- 
serves special note, and the teacher 
will be glad to show the work done by 
her students to any of our friends who 
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Dr. Reber gave a very practical and 
instructive Chapel talk on "How and 
What to Eat." He gave us many help- 
ful suggestions, which if followed and 
practiced will result in much good. 

It is, indeed, with regret that we tell 
you {his month tha; iittle Mary Eliza- 
be li Schlosser, just iour weeks old, 
whom we introduced to you last 
month, has gone to a new home. 
Though her life here was brief, it was 
not too brief to win for her an inter- 
est and affection from others. The 
tidings brought to more than one 
heart a feeling of sadness and a sym- 
pathy for those to whom she had al- 
ready grown especially dear, and from 
whom she was taken. 

Yet we know that even though we 
no not understand, He who has given 
and who has taken, knoweth and doeth 
all things well. Our vision is now 
veiled, but some day, all things shall 
be made clear to us. 

The funeral was held on Sunday 
afternoon, February 21. Quite a num- 
ber of friends were present. A mixed 
quartette from the College sang "Safe 
in the Arms of Jesus." Elder Hertz- 
ler and Professor Ober gave a message 
of comfort to the bereaved parents. 

An interesting scene of school life 
is that of the meeting of the Audubon 
Club, which occurs bi-monthly. The 
last one proved to be especially enjoy- 
able. It was opened by the members 
of the club bidding each other, in song, 
to "Listen to the Mocking Bird." And 
since no mocking bird was present to 
be heard, they substituted for his 
original song their imitation of it, by 
whistling the chorus. 

With the melody still ringing in 
their ears different members reported 



the observations which they had made 
concerning their friends, the birds, dur- 
ing the past week. The recital of 
these observations increased the desire 
of each one present to become better 
acquainted with these interesting little 
feathered folks. 

A graphic description of the "Bird's 
Picnic" was then read, after which the 
life and characteristics of the blue bird 
were discussed. It was then decided 
that the Audubon Club begin to do 
some practical work, and that now 
with the approach of Spring nesting 
houses be placed about the campus to 
attract the birds. Miss Shelly and 
Miss Ruth Landis were appointed to 
do this work . 

On a cold stormy evening, Miss 
Stauffer expressed the temperature of 
the weather to be "Below Zebra." 

The approach of Spring is made to 
seem more of a reality, when Professor 
Ober surrounderd by the interested 
and observant members of the Agri- 
culture Class is seen pruning and 
spraying the trees of the College or- 
chard. 

Monday evening finds the reception 
room a scene of pleasing industry and 
enjoyment. Conversation flows as 
freely as the needle pricks the fabric, 
until an expectant lull occurs in which 
rapt attention is given to hear the new 
victories of Pollyanna and her inter- 
esting experiences. Besides the prick- 
ing of the needles and an occasional 
low chuckle of amusement at Polly- 
anna's humor, all remain quiet until 
the book is laid aside when a murmur 
of regret passed about the room. How- 
ever new interest is awakened for 
there follows a live discussion by the 
girls upon subjects of special interest 



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and value pertaining to school life. 
At the close of this feature comes the 
ever welcome one, the distribution of 
mail, which ends in a general breaking 
up of the sewing party and a dispersal 
to rooms, the fortunate possessors of 
mail having their eyes glued to an 
open letter and their sewing bags 
dangling in a confused state at their 
side, while the unfortunate ones look 
longingly at their happy comrades. 

The lecture on "Sun-Crowned Man- 
hood" by Chancellor George H. Brad- 
ford was among the most notable and 
most excellent lectures given for some 
time, on College Hill. Chancellor 
Bradford is a man of striking person- 
ality, which reveals an underlying 
power. His delivery is a model well 
worthy of imitation. Though un- 
aware of the fact, his hearers are car- 
ried with him in thought, fU -ugh his 
tactful manner of delivery. He up- 
holds high ideals, but unlike some lec- 
turers, does not leave his hearers de- 
spairing of reaching the goal desired, 
but with an increased eagerness to 
press onward and attain it. The se- 
cret of this we believe, lies in the fact 
that Chancellor Bradford has passed 
through so many experiences similar 
to those common to striving individ- 
uals that he has a heart to heart touch 
with his hearer. 

We shall give you in brief a few of 
his thoughts: 

The four great corner-stones of a 
nation's foundation are: 

1. National Resources. 

2. Patriotism. 

3. Commercialism. 

4. Fun-Crowned Manhood. 

The theme of the lecture centered 
about tb fourth point. He spoke of 



the value of education, its meaning, 
and its cost. In his own words, "the 
price of an education is the desire for 
it," "desire pays the bill." He con- 
trasted the two classes of students, — 
those who go to school, and those who 
are sent to school. "Life is pluck, not 
luck." As illustration of this, he gave 
an example of a boy who was striving 
for an education, an education which 
cost much in pluck, determination, 
swallowing pride and facing adversity, 
but the mastery of the situation was 
his. and the product of the ex- 
perience was Chancellor G. H. Brad- 
ford. 

"Do not close opportunity's door by 
an unguarded act." This he illustrated 
by telling of a young man who had 
won the confidence of a very success- 
ful business man to the extent that 
the latter decided to educate the young 
man and give him a splendid position. 
But on the day before he meant to 
make the offer he changed his mind 
when he observed the young man cheat 
a blind man of some money and then 
laugh about it to his companion. By 
this act the young man completely 
closed his door of great opportunity. 

His concluding remarks contained 
gems for thoughts, among which are 
the following: 

Foreigners should be Americanized, 
not only naturalized. 

A prophecy, — "When to-morrow shall 
come, America shall lead the world. 

To-morrow is the new name of 
America. Ireland has her Shamrock, 
Scotland, her Thistle, and England 
her Rose, but they are all of an earth! , 
nature and shall pass away. America 
has her Stars, the eternal stars which 
represent a higher power than that of 
earth, and she shall not pass away. 



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Homerian Society Notes. 

Our Society is progressing- nicely. 
We have good programs and the inter- 
est seems to be growing steadily. 

On Feb. 12, the Society rendered a 
Lincoln program as follows: Music, 
Star-Spangled Banner, Society ; Dis- 
cussion, Marks of Greatness in Lin- 
coln's Life, Jacob Gingrich ; Debate : 
Resolved that a minimum wage stand- 
ard for unskilled labor to provide a 
living wage in all industrial occupa- 
tions should be legalized in the United 
States. Affirmative speaker. Prof I. Z. 
Hackman ; Negative speaker, Prof. J. 
S. Harley. The judges decided in 
favor of the affirmative; Recitation, 
Miss Anna Cassel ; Vocal Solo, Miss 
Gertrude Hess. 

A private program is to be rendered 
Feb. 26 in which several instrumental 
selections are to be given with inter- 
pretations by Miss Carrie Dennis. 

March 12 the Society expect to ren- 
der a Riley program. Some of the 
prominent features will be a discus- 
sion of the life and influence of Riley 
by H. H. Nye, a paraphrase of one of 
Riley's poems by Professor H. K. 
Ober, and several songs which consist 
of Riley's poems set to music. A 
number of Riley's poems will be re- 
cited. 

The attendance at our meetings has 
been good and we cordially invite all 
friends to be present at our future 
public programs. We are aiming to 
make each one a little better than the 
one preceding. 



K. L. S. Notes. 

On February 5, there was an inter- 
esting program given. The subject 
of the evening was Billy Sunday, in 



whom so many people are interested. 

The first feature was a duet, "He 
Knows it All," by Bertha Perry and 
Gertrude Hess. This song was a se- 
lection from the book used at the Sun- 
day tabernacle. Following this was 
an interesting biographical sketch of 
Sunday by Ryntha Shelly. Virgil 
Holsinger gave a discussion on the 
"Sunday Campaigns and their Effects" 
He gave us a clear idea of the way in 
which all the details are managed be- 
fore, during, and after the campaign, 
witli respect to finances as well as the 
Spiritual [side. He also 'gave the 
many results that are evident from the 
work of the campaign. Gertrude Hess 
then gave a solo taken from the taber- 
nacle song book also. It was entitled 
"The Sinner and the Song." Following 
this were some Billy Sunday-grams 
given by Elam Zug. George Capeta- 
nios then discussed "The Man Billy 
Sunday." His discussion showed that 
he had made a study of the man and 
was giving the two sides of his life as 
he saw it. After this was music by a 
mixed quartette and the reading of 
the Literary Echo, which was enjoyed 
by all. 

The program on February 19 began 
with music by the Society, "Flow 
Gently Sweet Afton." The first feature 
was the inaugural address by the Presi- 
dent. John Graham. His subject was 
Washington. It was well delivered 
and patriotic. C. M. Wenger then re- 
cited a humorous selection entitled 
"The Dog and the Lobster." Sara 
Olweiler then sang "My Love is like 
a Red, Red Rose." We hope to hear 
her again soon. A spirited debate 
which read, Resolved, that Lincoln was 
a Greater Statesman than Washington, 
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were Iva Long and Ephraim Meyer; 
the negative, Ada Brandt and Oram 
Leiter. The judges decided in favor 
of the negative. After a general de- 
bate the house decided in favor of the 
affirmative. The next feature was a 
piano solo by Mary Elizabeth Miller. 
The hearty applause showed the appre- 
ciation of the audience.. Henry Her- 
shey the editor, then read the latest 
issue of the Literary Echo, and the 
contents showed preparation and 
originality. 



Athletics 

In a recent game of basket ball the 
tables were turned by the Day stu- 
dents, when they won their second 
game of the season. The Boarding 
students had the ball at their basket 
often enough ; but lacked the skill in 
putting it through the net. The score 
was 21 — 2Q in favor of the Day stu- 
dents. 



The 1915 Spring Term 
The twelve weeks' Spring Term of 
Elizabethtown College opens March 
29. As the work of the school will be 
largely re-organized and many new 
classes formed, this will be an oppor- 
tune time for teachers and others to 
enter this school. The student who 
enters during the spring term can con- 
tinue his work also during the summer 
term, which follows closely after the 
spring term, and in this way can do 
almost a half year's work in school 
while continuing his work in teaching 
during the other half of the year. 

The following classes will be con- 
ducted in the Pedagogical Depart- 
ment: Elementary Pedagogy, Method- 
ology,, School Hygiene, Physiological 



Pedagogics, Systems of Education, 
Ethics, and Philosophy of Teaching. 
In the same department the following 
literary studies will be offered : Caesar, 
Cicero, Virgil, Elements of Latin, and 
German, Etymology, English Classics, 
Agriculture, Higher Arithmetic, Eng- 
lish History, Book-keeping, Vocal 
Music. History of Pennsylvania, Phy- 
sical Geography, American Literature. 

High School graduates and others 
coming from the public schools will 
have the privilege of reviewing the 
common school branches and also tak- 
ing advanced studies preparatory to 
entering college or preparing for teach- 
ing. Those preparing to become pro- 
fessional teachers, who are getting 
ready to take the examination for pro- 
fessional and permanent certificates, 
will find the work very helpful to their 
needs. 

The Bible Department, the Commer- 
cial Department, the Industrial Depart- 
ment, as well as the Collegiate De- 
partment, will offer attractive courses 
to those to who wish to pursue studies 
along these lines. 

The expenses for boarding students 
for the spring term include an enroll- 
ment fee of five dollars, boarding three 
dollars per week, making a total of 
sixty dollars. The expenses of the 
day students are eighteen dollars and 
fifty cents besides the enrollment fee. 

Tie annual catalogue of the school 
will be cheerfully mailed to anyone ap- 
plying for the same. Anyone contem- 
plating attending school as boarding 
student, should make early applica- 
tion for lodging as the buildings will 
be considerably crowded. 

Among other advantages offered 
during the spring term, will be two 
numbers of the College Lecture Course 
as well as active work in one of the 
two Literary Societies. 




The editor of this column wishes to 
■correct an error made in the last issue 
of the Times, in regard to Miss Bessie 
Rider's acceptance as a missionary to 
India by the Mission Board. The re- 
port given was premature. The Board 
has not taken any definite action, hav- 
ing deferred the matter until April 
meeting. But the probabilities are 
that she will be accepted. 

Miss Agnes Ryan '09, who is teach- 
ing near Manheim, Pa., will recite at 
the anniversary of the dedication of 
the College buildings to be given on 
Alarch 4, in the College Chapel. 

Miss Mary A. Scheaffer, who finish- 
ed the Bible Course in 1913, and who 
is now a student at Bethany Bible 
School, Chicago, reports that she is 
enjoying her school work in the high- 
est degree. Besides her regular work 
at the school, she is engaged in prac- 
tical mission work in the city, teach- 
ing the Bible in a Bohemian home on 
Monday evenings, and to a class of 
several girls on Tuesday evenings. 

Mr. C. L. Martin '12, who is in his 
second year at Franklin and Marshall 
College, has won a place in the debat- 
ing team, and will go with his col- 
leagues to State College this month 
for a contest with the team of that 
■school over the question of the present 



status of the Monroe Doctrine. It is 
unusual for a Sophomore to be accord- 
ed this honor. 

Miss B. Irene Wise '11, has been in 
St. Joseph's Hospital, at Lancaster, for 
the past few weeks, having been oper- 
ated on for appendicitis. Her friends 
are glad to report that she is improv- 
ing. 

A number of the alumni, who have 
been teaching during the past winter, 
or longer, expect to return to College 
Hill for the Spring term, opening 
March 29, to resume their studies and 
prepare themselves still further for 
the work of teaching. 

Among the recent visitors are : Miss 
Bessie Horst, '14, of Middletown; Miss 
Florence Miller, '10, of Ephrata; Mr. 
William K. Kulp, '12, of Mechanics- 
burg, with his wife and baby boy ; and 
Mr. William Glasmire, '10, of Palmyra. 
We are always glad to receive a visit 
from those who have gone out from 
the College into the world, and are 
engaged in active work. We hope to 
see many others wending their way 
back to their Alma Mater. If you can 
not pay a visit, we would gladly wel- 
come a few words from you, telling us 
what you are doing and how you are 
enjoying your work. Write and help 
make these columns interesting. 




Ah March! We know thou art 
Kind-hearted, spite of ugly looks and 

threats, 
And, out of sight, art nursing April's 

violets ! 

The Daleville Leader: Your maga- 
zine has a neat appearance. A table 
of contents is missing. The editorial 
serves very appropriately as a gentle 
reminder to all college students. The 
story entitled "Nancy" reads like a 
novel. Student impressions from 
special Bible term is a worthy collec- 
tion. Your magazine portrays your 
school life well. A cut at the head of 
your various departments might be 
very suggestive. 

School life is well told in the Gettys- 
burgian. We are indeed in favor of 
your honor system since we believe 
it tends to develop self-respect among 



the students. The contents are good 
and interesting but we think your ad- 
vertisements stand out too prominent- 
ly. Why not have them in the front 
and in the rear of your paper. 

Spicy is the word that describes The 
Spice. The advertisement of the 
Swarthmore Glee Club is certainly 
very original and tasty . 

The Pattersonian shows originality, 
especially since we know that the pa- 
per is publishen without the supervis- 
ion of the faculty. 

M. H. Aerolith: The story entitled 
"Die Sonne bringt es an den Tag," is 
interesting. Nor would we hesitate 
to comment favorably on the words of 
Seneca "Not he who has little, but he 
who desires much is poor." Your pa- 
per is mi. re serious than many. 



Resolutions of Sympathy. 

Since the Death Angel has visited 
the home of our Co-worker and In- 
structor, R. W. Schlosser and has 
chosen their infant daughter for his 
fold above. Re it 

Resolved, That we, the Faculty and 
students of Elizabethtown College dp 
hereby express our sincere sympathy 
to the familv, and commend them to 



the Heavenly Father who doeth all 
things well and is fully able to heal the 
broken-hearted. 

We further recommend that these 
resolutions be published in Our College 
Times and the Elizabethtown papers, 

I.ydia Stauffer. 

T.. Anna Schwenk. 

John G. Kuhns. 

Committee. 



(§m (Enlbgp ©intra 



Elizabkthtdwn, Pa , April, 1915 



Uncle Joel and the Book-Agent 



E. M. Hertzler. 



One of the most interesting families 
in the little town of Shiloh consisted 
of Mr. Joel Flowers and his beloved 
wife, Maggie. They were elderly 
people and were familiarly known as 
Uncle Joel and Aunt Maggie. Aunt 
Maggie was an affable old lady, who 
liked to keep in touch with all the hap- 
penings in the town, and was even 
guilty of a fondness for gossip. She 
was always eager for bargains and 
was an easy prey for book-agents who 
happened to be canvassing the town. 
Uncle Joel, though quiet, was more 
shrewd in business matters than his 
wife. When he was imposed upon he 
became indignant and sought to bring 
the offender to justice, but, as we shail 
see in the following story, he did not 
always succeed in this. 

One day a very clever agent came 
into the little town of Shiloh introdu- 
cing a book on domestic science. He 
had heard of the Flowers family and 
decided to unload a bit of his stock 
on an easy victim. So he approached 
the Flowers mansion and met Uncle 
Joel on the back porch just as he was 
leaving home to go on an errand. The 
agent extended his hand in a very 
friendly manner and said, "Good 
morning, Mr. Flowers." The old 
man looked sharply at the agent as he 



slowly took the offered hand and said, 
"Good morning, sir." Without giv- 
ing Uncle Joel a chance to utter an- 
other word the agent proceeded with 
his story, saying, "Mr. Flowers, I am 
a representative of the Columbia 
Book Company. I am introducing to 
the people of this community this new 
and most valuable book on the all- 
important subject of domestic science. 
Mr. Flowers you can positively not af- 
ford to be without this indispensable 
work. By following the instruction 
contained therein you will save from 
three to five dollars a month on your 
grocery bill, and your kitchen will be 
better supplied than it was before. The 
book contains explicit directions how 
to prepare the food that it may be 
more easily digested and that the 
prevalent suffering from indigestion 
may be prevented. Uncle Joel had 
earnestly protested that he did not 
care to buy any more books, but the 
agent talked so convincingly that the 
old man, he hardly knew why, finally 
yielded and purchased a copy. The 
agent left with a smile on his face. 

After the agent had left Uncle Joel 
started on his business trip, while his 
good wife, who had been making calls 
all morning, came home and began do- 
ing her h.use-work. By and by the 



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agent put in appearance again and se- 
cured an interview with Aunt Maggie 
who knew nothing of his transaction 
with her husband. She listened at- 
tentively to his eloquent description 
of the book he had to offer and finally 
decided to purchase a copy at the cash 
price of three dollars. As the agent 
left the house the second time he said 
to himself, "That's two on the old 
man, wonder how I might make it 
three before I leave town." 

Uncle Joel came home in the even- 
ing and greeted his wife with a smile 
as he said, "My dear, I hope you have 
enjoyed yourself to-day." 

"Oh, yes!" was the reply, "I have 
had an early caller this morning." 

"Ah, and who was it?" kindly in- 
quired Uncle Joel . 

"A book-agent," replied Aunt Mag- 
gie. 

"A what?" 
"A book-agent, and to get rid of him 
I bought this book. Look at it." 

"I don't want to see that wretched 
book." 

"Why, husband, what is the mat- 
ter?" 

"Matter? Why that fellow sold me 
the same book this morning." 

"But, husband, we can — 

"No, we can't! The man is off on 
the train now. Confound him, any- 
way." 

"Why there he goes now!" said 
Aunt Maggie pointing out the window 
at the retreating form of the book- 
agent hurrying to the station. 



"But it's too late anyway to catch 
him," said Uncle Joel, "I've taken off 
my boots, and — " 

Just then Pat Jones, a neighbor 
drove by and Uncle Joel rapped on the 
window-pane in fe ' frantic manner 
causing the driver to stop promptly 
and look around. 

"Say Pat," said Uncle Joel, "will 
you please stop that man and I'll be 
there in a minute to speak to him." 

All right," said Pat, whipping his 
horse and hurrying down the road. 
He reached the station just as the con- 
ductor shouted. "All aboard." 

"Hello, sir!" called Pat, "Mr. Flow- 
ers wants to see you." 

"Flowers," repeated the book-agent 
seemingly puzzled for a moment, "Oh. 
I know what he wants ; he wants one 
of my books; but I can't miss the 
train on that account." 

"If that's all he wants I can pay for 
the book and take it to him. How 
much is it?" 

"Three dollars." said the agent as 
he handed over the book, took the 
money and jumped aboard the train. 

Uncle Joel arrived in his shirt 
sleeves just as the train pulled out. 

"Well, I got it for you." said Pat, 
"hadn't a minute to spare." 

"Got what?" gasped Uncle Joel be- 
tween breaths. 

"Got the book and paid for it. That's 
what you wanted, isn't it?" said Pat. 

"Well, if that doesn't beat the 
band," moaned Uncle Joel and he al- 
most swooned in the middle of the 
street. 



Lessons Taught by a Little Bird 



Ada M. Brandt. 



There are many valuable, lessons 
which we can learn from birds if we 
form the habit of observing them 
thoughtfully. 

One autumn morning a few years 
ago. when the sky was overcast with 
heavy black clouds and the wind pro- 
duced a sound like a moan as it blew 
through the branches of the tree, { 
was walking along the large wood 
which lay beside the road leading to 
my schoolhouse. My attention was 
attracted to a small spring bird, which 
had belated itself in its migration 
from our climate to a warmer one, 
and was at this moment clinging to 
a slender branch of a tall tree and 
singing very sweetly. It had no fear 
of falling though the branch bent 
beneath its weight and swayed in the 
wind, for it trusted in the safe support 
of its wings, and there in the midst 
of the storm it kept swaying and sing- 
ing. 

I had felt rather unwilling to re- 



sume my school duties that morning 
because I expected the entire day to be 
dreary, the school room dark, and the 
children restless. The unpleasant 
weather would spoil the good times 
the children and I had planned for the 
noon hour. I had lost faith in myself. 
But the sight of the little bird taught 
me the lesson I needed and I caught 
some if its cheerful spirit. Just as 
the bird trusted in its wings to uphold 
it, so I by exercising trust in God 
could spread my wings of faith and 
thus be in a sense independent of the 
unfavorable circumstances around me. 
I too, would be enabled to sing in the 
midst of the storms of life, and tri- 
umph over its difficulties. 

Although the weather remained un- 
pleasant throughout the day, we had 
a pleasant time indoors, and school 
work went smoothly. I gave the 
credit for that days success to the lit- 
tle bird from whom I had received 
my inspiration. 



An Affectionate Horse 



Ryntha Shelly. 



The horse is an affectionate animal. 
Some horses will in a short time be- 
come greatly attached to persons who 
treat them kindly. 

Last summer a colt named Trixie 
belonging to my brother became very 
fond of me. Though she was but 
three years old. she was very gentle 



and perfectly safe to ride or drive. 
Whenever I entered the field she 
would run to me and stand very quiet- 
ly while I put the bridle on her, as if 
she wanted me to get on her back. 
When I mounted she would stand 
very firmly to assist me in climbing 
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given her the word, "Get up," she 
would start off briskly. 

She could distinguish my step from 
that of others. If I entered the stable 
in which she stayed at night, she 
would whinny very entreatingly for 
something to eat, and if I went near 
enough she would smell at my hands 
to see if I had something for her. If 
I did not come near she would paw 



and beg. 

Trixie also had a great affection for 
the other colts that were with her in 
the field. When she came home, from 
a trip and entered the field she whin- 
nied in order to get a response from 
her companions, and when she re- 
ceived an answer she ran very rapid- 
ly to where they were. 



Saydell's Last Call 



R. Elam Zug. 



"List," said the Holy Spirt to Say- 
dell, "I visit you again ; I plead with 
you ; I entreat you to renounce sin 
and foolish pleasures, and choose the 
solid comforts for your soul which I 
can assure you when you have made 
your peace with God. I also warn you 
that this may be my last call at the 
door of your heart. Open to me, Say- 
dell ; cherish and honor me; listen to 
my voice of counsel as you go about 
your daily tasks; commune daily with 
your Maker through me; serve Him 
alwavs ; and you shall inherit eternal 
life."'' 

After this the Spirit which had ap- 
peared to Saydell in the form of an 
angel ascended into the clouds and he 
was left alone murmuring thus to him- 
self in his agony of soul: 

"Is this a ghost which has ap- 
pered to me again to-day as at other 
times, an apparition come to deceive 
and terrify me, or is it some real pow- 
er from on high which descended to 
this world to speak to me, an unbe- 
liever and a transgressor? If I were 
an ignoble brute such as my fellow- 
creatures seem to regard me. would 
the Holy Spirit appear to me without 
fear of defiling itself and speak so 
pleadingly to me? Even though all 
men hate me, and see nothing but evil 
in me the voice of this Spirit gives 



me a ray of hope. 

"Oh ! I would that I could decide 
what to do as to this supernatural warn 
ing, which may have come to me for 
the last time, and which urges upon 
me the importance of seeking eternal 
life. What has this world to offer 
that might dissuade me from accept- 
ing the divine invitation. Has this 
world been kind to me? No! verily, 
No! I'm an outcast, living upon the 
crumbs which fall from the tables of 
those who despise me. Why then 
should I not accept that which is free- 
ly offered to me and which surpasses 
all that the great and the rich have 
acquired in their quest after earthly 
good." 

Then in a tone of triumph Saydell 
continued : "I see the Spirit descend- 
ing toward me. Do I have will-power 
enough to break the bonds of sinful 
habit and yield to the wooings of the 
Holy Visitor? Yes. surely. His prom- 
ise, 'my grace is sufficient for thee,' 
is faithful, and I may trust in it. I 
will not try to bear my burdens alone 
any longer. Through this Spirit I 
shall be able to abide in Him who is 
my refuge and my strength. Farewell 
to sin and self-indulgence: I will 
henceforth endeavor to conform my 
life to C,nY> will, and live for Him 
who died for all." 




EDITORIAL BOARD 
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. . . . Alumni Notes 

Exchanges 

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Fine Arts. 

At a certain convention after listen- 
ing to an address up m the fine arts, 
Frances Willard r 3 e to speak. She 
expressed her approval of what- had 
been said in praise of music, sculpture, 
and painting, but urged her hearers 
not to forget that to lift a degraded 
soul out of the gutter and help it once 
more to become beautiful as an ei 
bodiment of nobility, "That's a fine 
art. too." 

fine art to detect a diamond in 

■ . u, , and then polish it until the 



brilliancy of the gem is revealed. It's 
a fine art to see in the shapeless block 
an image of perfection and then carve 
it out. Such work requires artists; 
but he is as certainly an artist with a 
far higher ideal, with a truer concep- 
tion of the beautiful, and with far 
greate- possibilities of transformation 
material, who sees the divine in 
■iendish, loathsome wreck of hu- 
manity and proceeds to call it forth, 
never despairing even through years 
as he labors toward his ' <•?.!. 

This is a fine ' . '.d 



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greatest masterpieces are the produc- 
tion of artists who worked upon hu- 
man souls. The Christ of Galilee was 
a master along this line, and we his 
disciples have an exalted profession. 
Let the skeptic say that to make of an 
outcast a worthy specimen of human- 
ity is an ideal rarely attained. Ac- 
cording to your faith be it unto you. 
Little did the shepherd know whether 
he would find the lost sheep but this 
did not deter him from seeking. The 
possibility of success, the meager hope 
was all he needed to spur him on, for 
he was a true shepherd. One char- 
acteristic of all creative genius is in- 
finite patience. The higher the ideal, 
and the more unattainable it seems, 
the greater the artist who pursues it. 
We may imagine the pleasures of 
him who polishes diamonds, of him 
who carves statues, and of him who 
paints an exquisite canvas, but what 
must be the joy of him who sees as 
the reward of his labors an uplifted 
human being, restored to self-respect 
and purity; a masterpiece indeed, a 
creation worthy the name, one that can 
turn to its author and look its grati- 
tude and speak its thanks. 

In the Morning. 
In a certain edition of "The Imita- 
tion of Christ," by Thomas a' Kempis, 
there is a frontispiece which repre- 
sents a young worshiper upon his 
knees in his summer bower just as the 
great orb of the sun rises in the East. 
With the coming of the light he has 
opened his eyes and awakened to the 
iousness that another new day 
of life is his. Upon the little pulpit 
before him lies the open Book, in a 



vase by his side are the blossoms be- 
dewed and fragrant, around him are 
the beauties of nature in profusion. 
The young saint has drawn close to 
God ; he is inspired ; his face is up- 
raised ; adoration and ecstacy are 
written there. Beneath the picture 
appear the words, "In the morning 
fix thy good purpose." 

Ah, well is it with him who renews 
his covenant with God each morning. 
No time like the stillness of the dawn 
when perchance others are sleeping 
and only the twitter of birds is heard, 
then to call upon his liege Lord to 
save him from the thousand snares 
that await him. There he lays on the 
shield and buckler to fight the battles 
of that day, for every day has its bat- 
tles though only those who resist the 
enemy realize it. How sweet to go 
forth and know that we have God by 
our side as we face the trials and dis- 
tractions and burdens of the day! 
How sweet to cultivate that acquaint- 
ance with our faithful Father in Heav- 
en which his great heart so longs to 
share with us! And it costs us noth- 
ing. Long ago at Calvary the veil 
was rent and we enter the most holy 
place without blood or sacrifice or of- 
fering other than a contrite heart. 
How can any one neglect the beauti- 
ful privilege! O, taste and see that 
the Lord is good! 



A little thing, a sunny smile. 

A loving word at morn ; 
And all day long the day shone bright, 
The cares of life were made more 
light, 

And the sweetest hopes were born. 




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The chirp of the sparrow; the song 
of a bird ; the sight of a robin ; the 
flight of the wild duck; the feel of the 
air,— all have added their share to the 
general feeling that spring is fast driv- 
ing away, the winter months. 

Here and there about the campus 
large plump robins have been seen 
investigating for a suitable place for 
their spring quarters and planning the 
architecture of the same. 

Sparrows galore have been seen 
flying hither and thither with bits of 
feathers and cloth in their beaks, too 
busy even to quarrel with their pros- 
perous neighbors. 

The pussy-willow has put forth its 
grey downy heads, while the crocuses 
have appeared to defy the shades and 
gloomy colors of the past months. 
These are nature's significant tokens 
on College Hill telling of the dawn of 
spring. 

Human nature has revealed the 
spring instinct by a roving restless- 
ness, by an unusual fever for house- 
cleaning, which has proved to be con- 
tagious among the students. For the 
past week almost daily, carpets were 



seen hanging upon the line, with 
some apparently good-natured and 
charitable boy making the dust fljy 
from them. Brooms and dust cloths 
have been favorite weapons all over 
the College community. 

The peach trees of the orchard have 
been visited by the pruning knife. 
The students' walks have become far 
more frequent in the evening as the 
sun departing casts a last ruddy glow 
over the earth. 

Vacation brought with it a much- 
needed relaxation, and also many a 
pleasant trip. Kind friends gave a 
warm welcome to those who 
could not return home during the brief 
vacation. Miss Perry was the guest 
of Miss Spangler and Miss Cassel of 
Miss Schwenk ; Miss Stauffer visited in 
the home of Mr. Xeft. while a number 
of others made short visits, and took 
trips to hear the evangelist Stough in 
Lancaster. Those remaining at school 
had an agreeable time there and had 
several amusing experiences. 

The closing morning of the Winter 
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ly active, while about three hours 
later there prevailed in the halls a 
desolate stillness broken only by the 
carpenter's hammer as he made need- 
ed repairs and changes to accommo- 
date the returning students. The new 
term brought with it renewed life and 
new, yet old faces, who were most 
welcome. 

Miss Perry would rather have a 
"chap of her own," than a "chaperon." 

It is a pleasure to tell you that due 
to the kind thoughtfulness of our ma- 
tron, Mrs. Reber, the College campus 
is to be beautified by fifteen new 
rose-stalks of different varieties, and 
six new cannas. 

Future student bodies will enjoy 
these flowers, and the school owes a 
lasting debt to Mrs. Reber. Her gift 
vyill not soon be forgotten. 

Mr. Leiter gave eome interesting 
information concerning hi Family, in 
a dream one night, during which he 
informed Mr. Gingrich that, "They 
are all teaching now, e- Laban 

and he's at Lititz," and, "I have ad- 
dressed all the letters now." The im- 
portant point, "what letters," he kept 
as a secret, that being implied, so you 
may interpret it as you like. 

On a certain evening in February 
in response to an i vi*:ition a company 
of our girls assembled in the apart- 
ment of Miss Carrie Dennis. Here 
they spent a delightful evening, being 
entertained with music and games 
and closing the evening's pleasure 
with some choice refreshments. These 
were served in the dining room i i 
was tastily and beautifully de ed. 

Each one of the guests reported hav- 
11 3 :cnt a most pleasant evening, a 



testimony to their hostess's ability to 
entertain. 

Whether Miss Stauffer is afflicted 
with bewitching and absorbing day- 
dreams, we do not know, but we have 
discovered that her memory is at times 
rather defective. This she revealed 
one day by putting her bed clothes to 
air and forgetting them until needed, 
and on the same day forgetting to at- 
tend faculty meeting until that worthy 
body were entertaining thoughts of 
adjourning, when she appeared look- 
ing rather dazed. 

We would invite and urge our 
friends to share with us the good 
things which we expect to enjoy on 
the occasion specified below. 

On the evening of April 9th the 
Keystone and Homerian Literary So- 
cieties expect to celebrate their anni- 
versaries in a joint literary program. 

On the 15th of April we expect to 
listen to a temperance lecture on "The 
Final Conflict in the Fight for Tem- 
perance" by Brother F. F. Holsopple. 
This will not be the first time that 
Br the Holsopple comes to us, and 
of us who have heard him hope 
it will not be the last. 

The District Meeting of the Breth- 
ren Church for the Eastern District of 
Pennsylvania will be held in the Eliza- 
bethtown church, April 21 and 22. 
Professor Obcr and Professor Meyer 
will represent Elizabethtown church 
as delegates. 

*r. Reber and Professor Schlos- 
scr have been elected by the Eli?abeth- 
town church as delegate- to th. / n- 
nual Conference to be held at Hershej 
in June. 



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The Senior Class are now busy 
planning and arranging for the cele- 
bration of Arbor Day by appropriate 
•exercises to be held in Music Hall, 
April 23. 

We extend a cordial invitation to 
you all to come and enjoy with us 
these golden opportunities. 

The grandfather clock says, "Take 
your time, take your time." The little 
French clock says, "Get together, get 
together." Miss Burkhart prefers the 
little French clock's message. 

Our College celebrated her fifteenth 
anniversary upon the Fourth day of 
March. The main feature of the 
evening program was an address ren- 
dered by Mr. Paul Bowman, a 
graduate of Bridgewater College, Vir- 
ginia, and likewise a student in Phila- 
delphia. It may interest our readers 
to know in this connection that Mr. 
Bowman has recently been elected to 
the Presidency of Blue Ridge College, 
in Maryland. The excellent address to 
which we listened, was upon the sub- 
ject — "The Soul of Progress." Some 
of the many splendid thoughts he gave 
are the following: 

Progress in material things does 
■not always mean true progress. 

The world to-day is calling for 
true men and for true women in all 
its spheres, for those with souls, for 
those who have ideas. 

There come to every individual 
these three questions: — Where have I 
come from? — origin. Where am I 
going? destiny. — What am I here for? 
— duty. The greatest question which 
can be asked at the death of an in- 
dividual is not "Is there hope for the 
future?" but "Has he done his duty?" 



Life is measured in heart-throbs, in 
noble feeings, not in years. The vis- 
inn you have to-day will determine 
what you will be to-morrow. 

He closed with the thought that 
true progress comes only when Jesus 
Christ reigns in the heart. In illus- 
trating this, he gave the beautiful 
story of a sculptor who attempted to 
carve a statue of Jesus Christ. His 
work was to be judged by a little girl. 
When his task was completed, the 
little girl was summoned and asked 
whether she recognized the statue. 
but she replied that she did not. The 
sculptor carved a second statue and 
again the child was summoned but 
gave her former reply. The sculptor 
now decided to enter into a closer 
study of his subject. In the course 
of his study, the Christ, himself was 
revealed to him and found entrance 
into his heart. When the third statue 
was finished, and the child again call- 
ed for, she fell at its feet and said, 
"Jesus, My Lord." The parting words 
of the speaker still live in the memory 
of his hearers, and we trust in their 
lives, "Sculpture Jesus Christ in the 
hearts of men." 

On a certain Sunday, during the 
past month, a rare experience was en- 
joyed by some of the jubilant stu- 
dents. A snowfall, unlike previous 
ones, had actually condescended to re- 
main upon the ground long enough 
and derp enough to induce individuals 
to make plans for the enjoyment of it, 
through ''ie services of "runners." 
However iust as the plans had ma- 
tured into action, that peculiar snow 
took it into it's hea<-' to disappear at 
a rather rapid r- >r Nothing daunted 
the students - • I the runners with 



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wheels, and a happy group of students 
settled themselves cosily in the straw 
of the make-believe bob-sled to ride 
to Newville. There they added great- 
ly to the cheer of the little Sunday 
School, enjoyed a splendid talk by 
Professor Ober and again climbed into 
their unusual conveyance. The re- 
turn trip became a mirtful one, for 
who could fail to enjoy it, when all 
about lay a white world, and there was 
the excitement of flying snow-balls, 
or a vigorous face- wash, which left 
your blood throbbing and caused a 
desire for revenge, a "revenge unac- 
companied by the usual angry feel- 
ings. College Hill was reached all too 
soon ; however, the relaxation and joy 
of the trip were taken into the build- 
ing though the team was left without. 
Professor Harley was explaining 
his special outfit for sharpening pen- 
cils, when Miss Myer, an interested 
listener inquired, "Is it a knife that 
cuts all the way around?" Professor 
scarcely knew how to answer most 
tactfully this question, which fact Miss 
Stauffer perceived and immediately 
hastened to say, "Oh, it's one of those 
you turn with a crank, isn't it?" This 
question increased the good Profes- 
sor's predicament. 

A very helpful and appealing talk 
was given in Chapel one morning in 
March by Professor Ober upon the 
subject of Conduct. He began his 
talk humorously by telling the stu- 
dents they were about to receive a 
mixture of sulphur and molasses. 
After this in a somewhat graver tone 
he gave them an illustration, in which 
a sower went out to sow, taking with 
him a bag containing two bushels of 
excellent quality of wheat. The field 



in which he intended to plant it was 
well cultivated and in a good condi- 
tion, but when he reached it he dis- 
covered that his bag had a hole and 
that he had lost the greater part of the 
wheat upon the way. Thus many stu- 
dents pass through school and many 
people pass through life with blinded 
eyes and leave in their wake, many 
golden opportunities which they have 
failed to seize. The talk was especial- 
ly directed to the students, but we 
shall give you a few of the thoughts 
which we think will be of interest to 
you. 

Keep your record clean. 
Choose now what you desire written 
in your book. 

Half the joy of life lies in the reali- 
zation of ideals. 

Marks upon report cards are of little 
value, the important matter is "How 
much power have you acquired; how 
much ability; how many ideals attain- 
ed and what visions acquired?" 

Every act we do is an indication of 
character. 

The school carves out what the 
world demands in character. 

The closing thought was that we 
become something, because we want 
to become something, in order to mean 
something that when weighed, we will 
be found to weigh something. 

After working an entire day. pruning 
trees in the orchard, some one remark- 
ed to Mr. Rcber that he must have 
enjoyed the work. I have been amply 
repaid," replied Mr. Reber. "I have 
received a hoarse." "A horse?" re- 
plied the questioner in surprise, "Are 
you going to work again to-moorow?" 
"No," replied Mr. Reber, "To-mor- 
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said it he cleared his "hoarse" throat. 

Upon hearing discussed, some per- 
sons plans, which were unlike those 
previously reported, Miss Hershey ex- 
claimed, Oh, why they must have 
exchanged their plans!" 

Among the many beautiful and 
helpful thoughts given by Professor 
Meyer in a sermon on "What Consti- 
tutes a Christian," which was pro- 
nounced most excellent by all who 
heard it, we find this one of especial 
beauty and value : 

Just as a ray of light passing 
through a prism reflects the colors of 
the rainbow so the influence of Jesus 
Christ, as a dazzling white beam of 
light, passes through the Christian 
and reflects seven rays representing 
the characteristics of a Christian as 
given below. 

A christian in respect to faith is a 
believer. 

In respect to knowledge, a disciple. 

In respect to conflict, a soldier. 

In respect to service, a living sacri- 
fice. 

In respect to progress, a pilgrim. 

In respect to communion, a friend. 

In respect to character, a saint. 
The sum of all these rays repre- 
sents the influence of a Christian life 
in the world. 

Professor Schlosser has just com- 
pleted a series of meetings at Stevens 
Hill, an outpost of the Elizabethtown 
church. The field was an especially 
difficult one in which to labor, and 
even though the number of sheaves 
gathered was not so large, yet we 
know that the whole-hearted energy 
which he put forth has not been lost 
nor will it be without fruit. The good 



done can not be estimated by human 
beings. During these meetings Mr. 
Shenk showed his generosity and 
Christian spirit, by giving the use of 
his machine whenever needed. Mr. F. 
W. Grofif, also offered much pleasure 
to some of the students by taking them 
in his luxurious seven-passenger car 
to the services one evening. Appre- 
ciation is also due to Mr. Graybill. who 
kindly gave the use of his auto-truck 
for taking parties to these services on 
several occasions. W;e feel that such 
worthy deeds will be rewarded. 

The sunny presence of Miss Kline 
was missed for a time upon College 
Hill, during which time she was giv- 
ing her sunshine at Shamokin. She 
conducted the song service in connec- 
tion with the evangelistic meetings 
held by Reverend Levi Ziegler, pastor 
of the Brethren Church at that place. 

The spring cantata, upon which the 
chorus class has been diligently work- 
ing for some time, promises to be an 
especially pleasing one. Do not fail 
to b'e present to enjoy it, May 6th, at 
8:00 p. m. in the Market House. 

During the past term there have 
been several notable "feeds" in the 
halls and in the dining room. These 
have afforded much pleasure as well 
as some results not altogether com- 
fortable. 

The Ping Pong fad seems to have 
taken the place of the Lollypops. 

Professor Ober was absent a week 
during which time he acted as chair- 
man at the annual session of the Gen- 
eral Sunday School Board held at 
Elgin, Illinois. 

\Ye were pleased to have in our 
midst for several davs Elder H. C. 



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Early of Virginia, and Dr. J. S. Flory, 
President of Bridgewater College, Vir- 
ginia, who are representatives of the 
General Educational Board of the 
Brethren Church and have the over- 
sight of all the colleges of the Broth- 
erhood, in the eastern section of the 
United States. This was their first 
official visit to our College. During 
their visit with us they spoke to the 
school on several occasions in a very 
acceptable manner. On the evening 
of March 23 Dr. Flory spoke impress- 
ively on General Educational Work. 
He spoke of the importance of educa- 
tion as a foundation for church work, 
and as a preparation to meet the great 
needs of the present day. He dwelt 
especially upon the work of our own 
schools, their value and efficiency. The 
defects of the education of previous 
centuries have been improved upon, 
education is now more practical, and 
aims less at making culture its chief 
end ; it now reaches the needs of the 
masses as never before. Educational 
work necessitates a saturation of 
spiritual life, and when education is 
linked with religion it becomes the 
strongest agency in the accomplish- 
ment of work. The three H's— Head 
Heart, and Hand suggest better our 
educational ideas than the three R's. 
He commented upon our own schools, 
their excellent qualities, and their 
present mission of preparing the ris- 
ing generation to continue the work 
of the world in this age to the glory of 
God. 

Dr. Florv's addrt ss was followed 
by one fron. Eld. Earl -.hose address 
was also inspiring. He ioke of the 
change --f : " hurch to- 

wa»- 10 i' irl t< ard edu- 



cation. He prophesised a good day in 
the future for the young people. He 
said a change of interest resulted in a 
change of attitude which made possi- 
ble the life of our twelve schools. 
"The meaning of this," said. Elder 
Early, "is that a new interest has been 
awakened, a new vision caught, and 
the value and meaning of childhood, 
womanhood, and manhood is begin- 
ning to be realized." He claimed that 
the boys and girls ought to have the 
best things that are to be had. Every 
road that points to success in this 
world is a hard road. Every road 
that points to manhood, to character, 
is full of knocks. He closed his 
thoughts, by speaking of the many 
golden opportunities to be found right 
at home, of the value of seizing them, 
and of 4 ';e glorious results. 
Clippings from the Echo, edited by 
Miss Bowman. 

There were some boys on College 
Hill, 

And they were wondrous wise. 
They honored old St. Patrick, 

With monstrous green neck-ties. 

Mr. Neff in grammar class made 
known -the fact that there was a new 
class of adverbs, viz.: negotiable ad- 
verbs. 

Miss Schaeffner at the dinner table, 
"The mice carried that weeping cake 
from our table last night." 

Someone the night previous had 
spoken of the cake as being sad. Miss 
SchaefTner's interpretation of the re- 
mark may be inferred. 

Miss Shelly in phychology— "Per- 
sons of choleric temperaments usual- 
ly have shallow complexions." 

During his stay at the College El- 



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der Early gave a most interesting talk 
to the Missionary Reading Circle. He 
spoke of the great need of the field, 
the nature of a call, and the response 
to it. He described many of the pe- 
culiar customs, habits and supersti- 
tions of the heathen people ; spoke of 
the degraded and pitiful condition of 
the women, and pictured touchingly a 
funeral scene of a little child. 

New pedagogy— Reginald, what 
did you study in school to-day? 

We had two films of history and 
one reel of geography, Ma. 

Mr. Wenger: That pretty girl mis- 
took me for her brother and kissed me. 

Miss Spangler: What did you do? 

Mr. Wenger: As the kiss was not 
intended for me, I returned it. 

Keeper: Do you see figures in the 
fire? 

Father: Yes, gas bills. 

I swallowed a nickel, can you see 
any change in me? 

A personal application. 

"Say, parson" said Elder Berry at 
the Church Board Meeting, "here are 
the resignations of all the church 
quartet." 

"My, my" said Dr. Jones in distress, 
"What's the trouble?" "Your an- 
nouncement Sunday morning," replied 
Elder Berry sternly, you said "Provi- 
dence having seen fit to afflict all our 
choir with bad colds, let us join in 
singing, "Praise God from whom all 
blessings flow." 

Homerian Society Notes. 

With the opening of the Spring 
Term come a number of our former 
students, some of whom will become 
members of our society. 

A very interesting Riley program 



was given by the Society, March 12. 
The music as well as the recitations 
were all selections from Riley. The 
program was as follows: 

Vocal Solo — "O Heart of Mine," 
Elizabeth Kline. Recitations — "When 
Early March Seems Middle May," 
"Let Something Good be Said." Grace 
Mover. Discussion— Life ;and Influ- 
ence of Riley, H. H. Nye. Recita- 
tions, "Wet Weather Talk," "When 
the Green gits back in the Trees." 
Gertrude Miller. Music, Vocal Solo — 
"Little Boy Blue," Jacob Gingrich. 
Recitations— "The Old Sw i m m i n g 
Hole," "The Clover," C. L. Martin. 
Recitation — "That Old Sweetheart of 
Mine." Mary Hershey. Recitations — 
"In the Orchard where the Children 
Used to Play," "Unless," Rhoda Mil- 
ler. Recitaitons — "The Raggedy Man" 
"Me and Mary," C. J. Rose. Music, 
Octette— "There Little Girl Don't 
Cry." The speaker then gave his re- 
tiring address. His subject was, 
Wanted, An Idea. 

A public program is to be given on 
April '16. The most important fea- 
tures will be a debate by Mr. Jacob 
Gingrich and Scott Smith. The ques- 
tion is. Resolved that Morality keeps 
Pace with Material Progress. 

There will also be an address on 
"Brumbaugh" by Dr. D. C. Reber. 

April 10 the Keystone and Homer- 
ian Societies will give a special pro- 
gram, this being the joint anniversary 
of the two organizations. 

The officers elected April 2. are 

Speaker— Owen Hershey. 

V. Pres.— Scott Smith. 

Critic— Prof. R. W. Schlosser. 

Sec. — Gertrude Hess. 

Monitor— Edna Brubaker. 

Chaplain — I. J. Kreider. 



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K. L. S. Notes. 

On February 26 the Keystone So- 
ciety held a public meeting. The first 
feature was a song by the society, 
after which C. R. Wenger gave a 
reading entitled "The Bewitched 
Clocks." An impromptu speech was 
the next feature. It was given by 
John Kuhns who spoke on the sub- 
ject "Fanny Crosby and Her Works." 
Bertha Perry then rendered a selec- 
tion of instrumental music, after which 
Lida Bollinger recited "It is no Place 
for Children." An interesting feature 
was the question box. After this, E. 
G. Meyer sang "My Fiddle and I." 

The society rendered a public pro- 
gram on March 5. This program of 
exercises was opened by Sara Olweil- 
er who played a piano solo. The sec- 
ond feature was a recitation entitled 
"Aunt Lucy's Mistake" by Grace 
Burkhart. Paul Hess gave an oration 
entitled "Success." Ruth Bucher then 
gave a piano solo entitled "The But- 
terfly." This was followed by a sym- 
posium on the question "Which is 
the Greatest Art. Literature, Music, 



or Painting?" It was discussed by 
Esther Falkenstein, Anna Schwenk, 
and Naomi Longenecker. The judges 
decided in favor of the first speaker. 
The Ladies' Quartette then sang 
"The Goblins." After this the Liter- 
ary Echo was read by the editor, 
Henry Hershey. 

On March 19th the Society held a 
Literary Session. The first number 
of this program was the inaugural ad- 
dress by Elam Zug. His subject was 
"Importance of Good Habits." Bertha 
Perry then gave an instrumental solo, 
after which Alice Reber recited "Guil- 
tv or Not Guilty?" An impromptu 
debate was the next feature. The 
question chosen was, "Have Men of 
Thought been of more Service to the 
World than Men of Action?" The 
affirmative speaker was John Gra- 
ham : the negative. Robert Zeigler. 
The judges decided in favor of the 
affirmative. Next was an instrumen- 
tal solo by Roberta Freymeyer, after 
which the Literary Echo was read by 
Marv Bowman. 



^^m^ 







From a booklet sent to Miss Eliza- 
beth Myer we learn that Miss Olive A. 
Myers, '10, is directress and hall teach- 
er of the Clifton Hughes Training 
Sch' ml for Girls in Denver, Colorado. 

Miss Agnes M. Ryan, '09, was mar- 
ried to Raymond Geib on Easter, Apr. 
4, at the home of Hiram Gibble, Man- 
heim. Pa. 

Mr. John Miller, '05, and Mr. Laban 



W. Leiter, '14. attended the Educa- 
tional Program held in the College 
Chapel on March 2$. Other recent 
visitors at the College were Mr. Edgar 
Diehm and Mr. Joshua Reber, both 
students at Juniata College, Mr. C. L. 
Martin, a student at Franklin & Mar- 
shall College, Lancaster, Pa., and Her- 
bert Root, a student at Lehigh Uni- 
versity, Bethlehem, Pa. 



In chapel services Dr. Flory told 
the students of their splendid heritage 
in character, ideals, and purposes. God 
gave to us, our talents for the purpose 
of using them. Our minds were giv- 
en us to be used ; it is our duty to 
think and to work at the problems 
about us. Our hearts were given us 
to use; we should sympathize with 
those about us. There are many pos- 
sibilities wrapped up with the heri- 
tage which is ours. Tt remains for 
us to make them realities. 

Elder Early spoke in chapel upon 
'"China and India," comparing the 
two countries as to their religious, 
habits and customs. The five castes 
of China are: Teacher, Farmer, Me- 



chanic, Merchant and Soldier. Then 
five virtues are benevolence, righteous- 
ness, propriety, wisdom, and sincerity. 
The religion of China is a mixture of 
Taoism. Confucianism, and Budd- 
hism, which have largely amalgamated 
He told us of the Parsees, who follow- 
ed the teachings of Zoroaster. A pe- 
culiar custom of the India people is to 
burn their dead. The social condi- 
tions in China are especially low, there 
being no free mingling of the people, 
and very strict customs or laws re- 
garding the mingling of sexes. Mar- 
riage takes place early in the lives of 
the children, who never see each other 
until the day of their wedding. The 
talk throughout was full of interesting 
information. 




April 

There is no glory in star or blossom 
Till looked upon by a loving eye; 

There is no fragrance in April breezes 
Till breathed with joy as they wan- 
der by. — Bryant. 

The articles in the Optimist are 
timely and very appropriate. The 
discussion entitled, "A Corner on 
Light," is entertaining and interesting. 
A few cuts and a table of contents 
might add to your interesting paper. 

We give much credit to the Aristot- 
elian number of the Daleville Leader. 
Your literary department is commend- 
able because it is well saturated with 
the story and the solid material. School 
life is well depicted. 

The Conwayan is neat in appear- 
ance, complete, and versatile. How- 
ever, the glossy finish of the paper in 
your magazine is not restful to the 
eyes. 

The Washington Collegian is to be 
praised for its full directory which 



gives to the reader a bird's-eye view 
of the magazine. The paper is inter- 
esting and pleasing . 

What Others Say. 

Two other of our visitors appear in 
new covers which add much to their 
attractiveness. These are College 
Chips and Our College Times — The 
Optimist. 

"Our College Times," Elizabeth 
town. Pa. A well conducted paper. 
"How to Read a Newspaper" is a very 
instructive article. — The Spectrum. 

Our College Times — Your Literary 
department was lengthy but the 
Alumni department brief. — The Con- 
wayan. 

"Our College Times" displays con- 
tinued improvement and the only 
thing left to be desired is a few more 
light articles to balance the weight of 
the literary department. A local 
column which sought out the humor- 
our incidents occurring at the College 
would be appropriate. — The Washing- 
ton Collegian. 



(§uv (EnUegp Qftmw 



ELizABirrHrciwN, Pa., Mat, 1915 



Mi 



Bertha H. Perry 



Music! What a theme! As the guard- 
ing angel is said to follow us through 
life so music seems to be ever with us 
on our journey from the cradle to the 
grave. The little infant is lulled to 
sleep by its mother's song, and scarce- 
ly is its tongue loosened, when it 
chimes in, trying to sing in unison 
with the voice it loves so well. After 
entering the schoolroom and the bab- 
bath-school, the little one takes re- 
newed delight in vocal exercises. No- 
tice, too, how, forgetful of self, child- 
ren will follow a hand-organ through 
the streets, while the sound of a mili- 
tary band arouses wild enthusiasm. 
The songs of our childhood, the songs 
which our mothers sang, who can be 
forgetful of their charm? When love's 
gentle impulses for the first time take 
possession of the heart the maiden 
gives expression to them in song, while 
the youthful lover delights in a sere- 
nade. In the sanctuary we hear the 
peals of the organ, the strains of the 
choir, and the mighty song of the con- 
gregation. When listening with a be- 
lieving mind and a feeling heart, our 
souls are wafted upward on the wings 
of song, until in the imagination, we are 
in the blessed realm above. Sing the 
old war songs before our veterans and 
notice the effect. Some become ex- 



cited and chime in, while others settle 
down into a quiet reflection, the tears 
streaming down their cheeks. On 
how many weary marches have these 
songs been a means of cheer? How 
often have they inspired the fighting 
soldier when almost ready to give up 
in the face of the overpowering forces? 
Even when the light of reason has gone 
out music follows man into this dark- 
est period of his existence. Music 
is one of the chief joys of those un- 
fortunates who are confined within the 
walls of insane asylums and it is a fact 
but little known that many a shattered 
mind has been restored to reason 
through the soothing influences of 
this art. Who can imagine a Fourth 
of July celebration without music? 
When far away from home and the 
loved ones, what language is so power- 
ful to keep alive affections and pleas- 
ant remembrances of our birthplaces, 
as that of music? The strongest heart 
that has endured many trials and 
braved many dangers, the heart that 
has learned to govern its emotions 
yields to the few notes that make up 
the little tune, "Home, Sweet Home", 
and this simple strain has been the 
means of bringing many a wayward 
wanderer home again. This is sthe 
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we not have the best? 

Then, too, when our voices have lost 
their former fullness, when we lie 
stretched feebly on the last couch of 
sickness, when night is about to break 
in upon our earthly career, when we 
say farewell to the things of this life 
and wait patiently for our removal, 
music is still with us, and in our faith 
we sing a hymn of praise only to take 
up the unfinished strain in the great 
beyond where saints stand around the 
throne praising Him who has bid us 
exchange mortality for immortality, 
who has called us to dwell in that 
great mysterious realm from which 
music comes as a divine inspiration. 

In the estimation of many persons 
even of learned men our beloved art is 
merely a pleasurable sensation and 
nothing more. This is the lowest in- 
fluence of music, but let us bear in 
mind that even in the production of 
pleasurable sensations it is a great 
power. It may not have occurred to 
these persons that these influences are 
always pure and refining, provided we 
use the art aright. Music cannot be 
impure and if it become at all degrad- 
ing in its influences it is not so by its 
own nature, but through its connection 
of improper words and acts. Music 
has a higher mission than merely to 
please the ear. It is the art which ap- 
peals most powerfully to the heart and 
through this it affects our character. 
The idea that music has no higher in- 
fluence than simply to produce for the 
time being pleasant sensation, has done 
much harm to the progress of music, 
for it has caused many men to regard 
music with a good proportion of sus- 
picion. The fact that music deals with 
our emotional nature first, has led men 



to snub the art ; they look down on it 
as a mere pastime. Yes, they even go 
so far as to charge that music tends 
to weaken the character, while directly 
the opposite is the case. Music is the 
ony sensual gratification which man- 
kind may indulge in to excess without 
injury to their moral or religious feel- 
ings. Music is the highest of arts. 
The musical artist is nearest to being 
a creator. The architect must study 
the woods and mountain caves as 
models of the structure he would erect ; 
the painter copies the scenes of nature ; 
the poet gets from life the experience 
which he puts into beautiful language; 
the musician alone is never an imita- 
tor, certainly never when at his i^est. 
Though he may suggest the thunder 
and the rain, the call of the bird, or 
the roar of the battle, the music that 
lives — that makes one willing to say 
with Paul that "he knows not whether 
he is in the body or out of the body" — 
such music is never imitative. Brown- 
ing has said, "The musician out of 
three sounds makes, not a fourth, but 
a star." Other arts may be corrupt. 
music is never corrupt, even though 
associated with corrupt words. How 
then can anyone say it weakens the 
character? 

Music comes into our world as sun- 
light streams into a room. It may lie 
full of motes, but the sunlight is pure, 
despite the motes. We may. out of 
our evil imaginations, out of our base 
thoughts, till the pure strain- of music, 
that float in the air, with motes — but 
the music is still independent of them. 
The voice of music is the voice of the 
three purest creatures God has made— 
birds, children and angels. Oh, the 
shame of degrading music. Oh. the 



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shame of degrading that which God 
made to be the medium by which the 
angels should tell the world that a Re- 
deemer had come ! Oh, the shame of so 
mating it to words as to fire sensual 
passions and stir the mind to evil 
thinking! Oh, the dishonor of mak- 
ing music the vehicle of cant and 
hypocrisy, the utterance of prayer 
when there is no praying, the expres- 
sion of reverence when there is no 
reverence, the expression of love when 
the heart beats with no love! One of 
the commandments is, "Thou shalt not 
take the name of the Lord thy God in 



vain." Perhaps there is no place 
where that commandment is so often 
violated as in the church, where the 
choirs sing words of praise when there 
is no praise in their hearts. 

In the fourth chapter of the Book of 
Genesis, the invention of music is re- 
corded. If music is merely a play- 
thing, if it is merely an amusement, 
merely a means to arouse pleasant 
emotions, if it has not a higher mis- 
sion, why does the book of God men- 
tion its origin? Is the creation or 
origin of any other art recorded? 



A Visit to the Grand Canyon of Colorado. 



Paul Engle. 



We arrived at the Canyon at half 
pas four o'clock in the afternoon and 
went to the hotel situated close by the 
edge of the canyon, where we secured 
rooms for the night, 
we walked out in front of the hotel 
We walked out in front of the hotel 
and gazed into the wonderful gorge 
before us. We stood speechless for a 
moment as we saw what wonderful 
work nature had performed. We could 
look across the canyon from brim to 
brim, which is about fifteen miles, and 
up and down just as far as our eyes 
could reach, the gorge being about two 
hundred and seventy miles long and 
one mile deep. Stepping up to the 
edge which is guarded by a stone fence, 
we looked down into the canyon to a 
depth of twelve hundred feet, seeing 
nothing but almost barren hills, rocks, 
and the plateau which is a level strip 



of land lying just about half way down 
the canyon. While we were standing 
here the sun began to set and as it 
was sinking we could see the many 
colors of the rock changing and the 
shadows arising, and before we could 
fully realize it darkness had overtaken 
us. Then we returned to the hotel. 

The next morning we arose very 
early and after eating a light lunch 
journeyed to O'Neill Point to see the 
sun rise, this being one of the main 
features of the visit. When we ar- 
rived at the Point the canyon was 
practically dark, and gradually as 
the morning dawned we began to see 
the great walls, mountains, terraces, 
domes, and buttes of fantastic shapes. 
As the sun first shone on the tips of 
these mountains and domes they were 
of a bright red color, and the deep 
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as a background made this a magnifi- 
cent scene. As the sun rose higher 
the colors changed continually and the 
scenes about us were undergoing a 
constant transformation. When we 
had seen about all that was to be ob- 
served from that point we returned to 
the hotel. 

Here we rested but a short while and 
then got ready for our trip down the 
canyon to the river. The trip being 
about seven miles one way, some hired 
burros to ride but most of us preferred 
to walk. When all preparations were 
made we started down the trail, which 
is known as Bright Angel Trail. It 
zigzags down the steep sides of the 
canyon, and as we descended this nar- 
row path we wondered how it could 
have been constructed, for it is cut in 
the sdes of the almost perpendicular 
walls. As we went along we would 
frequently find ourselves standing still 
and gazing at some of the wonderful 
scenery which presented itself. To 
our left was a great wall of solid rock 
about twelve hundred feet high ; in 
front of us was the great gorge with 
its domes rising high in the air. We 
journeyed down this trail three and 
one-half miles and then came to a small 
building which is called the Half-way 
House. It is merely a rest house for 
vistors, and as it was just about noon 
when we arrived we decided to eat 
our lunch. 



After we had finished eating we con- 
tinued our journey. From the Half- 
way House the trail led across the 
plateau, which is a level strip of land 
resembling a desert. It is about one- 
half mile beneath the brim of the 
canyon and about three-fourths of a 
mile wide. When we reached the edge 
of this plateau we clasped hands form- 
ing a chain by means of which each 
person could safely look down over the 
edge to the river. At this point we 
were about fifteen hundred feet above 
the river and to look down to such a 
depth and see the wild torrent dashing 
over the rocks gives one a feeling he 
cannot express. 

From the plateau to the river the 
path is so steep, rough and dangerous 
that we were at times almost afraid 
to go any further, but we continued 
and finally reached the bottom of the 
canyon safely. We were surprised to 
find the water so muddy and the cur- 
rent so swift and we wondered how 
such a stream could form such a vast 
gorge. Looking upward we could see 
the brink of the canyon a mile above 
our heads and we felt as if we had a 
pretty big climb before us to the top, 
which must be reached that day. So 
without much delay we started on our 
return journey and eventually reached 
the hotel very tired but greatly pleased 
with our trip. 



You Cannot Catch Yesterday. 

E. G. Meyer. 



Centuries ago there lived two am- 
bitious giants, Thor, Woden, and Ar- 
istides, who took a journey into a 
neighboring country to visit a race of 
giants. During their stay there it was 
arranged to have friendly contests be- 
tween the visitors and the champions 
who lived in that country. 

The first was a wine-drinking con- 
test in which Thor was matched 
against a stalwart native. The native 
drank his large horn empty in a mo- 
ment, while Thor who drank long and 
deep could hardly lower the level of 
the wine in his horn. This was fol- 
lowed by a wrestling match in which 
Woden contended against a lean old 
woman. After a long struggle Wo- 
dei as forced to acknowledge the 
d ,,race of defeat. The Ias1 iontest 
was a foot race b<-' Aristides and 

a native giar » i fleet as the 

wind Ari: .jon realized that his 

oppm ..as invincible and he finally 

the earth exhausted. 

After the games were over the three 
started homeward, but soon one of 
the natives overtook them. He ex- 
plained to them the cause of their de- 
feat. Thor's wine-cup had secretly 
been connected with the ocean whose 
level he Jiad /slighfy lowered. This 
had astonished the natives and made 
eai their visitors. In the per- 
■uii of the old woman Woden was 
really wrestling with old age, who in 
spite of the superhuman strep • th »>:■ 
erted by him finally broi ! 

Aristides, though It l C 



tators by his tremendous strides was 
finally outrun by his opponent, who 
was none other than yesterday, for, 
of course, you cannot catch yesterday. 
There are many things which if lost 
may be recovered. A millionaire roll- 
ing in luxury may through wrong 
financiering lose his wealth. 
Though stunned at first by his re- 
verses he may rouse his courage and 
energies anew and replace that lost 
fortune. A fair blooming youth may 
through dissipation squander his 
health and wreck his body, and after- 
ward think on his ways and by tem- 
perate living become sound and 
strong once more. Even a lost repu- 
tation may be in large measure re- 
stored, and the man who has forfeited 
the respect of his fellows regain their 
esteem by years of upright living. 

Wealth may be recovered, health 
may be restored, and reputation re- 
gained by persistent effort, but time 
that is past can never be brought 
back. Each day of our existence there 
are opportunities greeting us at the 
various stations along life's pathway. 
We must take advantage of them im- 
mediately; they will never meet us 
again ; they cannot be recalled. Many 
a student now in school does not real- 
ize his opportunities, nor will he until 
his school days have passed. Many 
are the people that would like to live 
ii lives over again; but now, in 
youth is the time to improve your 
al form correct habits, and live a 

life. 



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Our past is sealed and cannot be 
changed. Though you run as swiftly 
as a meteor flies, though you could 
move as swiftly as the electrical mes- 
sage or as thought itself, yet you can- 
not catch yesterday. Though handi- 
capped in the unequal race many a 
man has struggled against odds, and 
finally triumphed over circumstances. 
The wily thief though he has long 
eluded his pursuers is finally entrapped 
and brought to justice. Human en- 
ergy, talent, and initiative can accom- 
plish wonders. Close application is 
the key to unbounded success. What 
cannot man achieve if he undertakes 
it with a will ! Look where we will, 



scan the page of history, read the 
story of undying fame, and we are 
made to wonder "is there a limit to 
human possibility?" but ah! take this 
lesson to thy heart with a meaning 
vast, the mill will never grind with the 
water that has passed. 

My friend, you may be clever, you 
may be a genius, the world may sing 
your renown and wonder at your 
power of achievement, yet when you 
set out to recover lost time and re- 
deem wasted years, though you be 
fleet of foot, though you run hard as 
did Aristides, like him you are doomed 
to defeat in the race, for you cannot 
catch yesterday. 



The Special June Number. 



We are glad to announce to our 
readers that the June issue of Our 
College Times will be a special Senior 
number. It will be the first issue in 
the history of the paper to be entirely 
devoted to and published by a depart- 
ment or class of the school. This 
number will be distinctly Senior, con- 
taining their Commencement pro- 
grams, class history, orations, poem, 
and prophecy. There will also be a 
separate picture and biography of each 
member of the class and a picture of 
the class as a whole. A special cover 
and cover design in the class colors 
will be a novel feature. 

The class is already at work solicit- 
ing orders and say that the demand is 
so great that it will be necessary to 
limit me, the regular business mana- 
ger, to the number of copies need- 
ed to supply only the subscribers who 
have paid up-to-date. The issue is 



costing them quite a sum of money 
but if you are a regular subscriber and 
paid up-to-date you will receive as one 
regular number a copy that is going 
to sell for twenty-five cents, half the 
price of a year's subscription. It will 
be the prettiest and most interesting 
number of the Times ever published. 
And in order that all our subscrib- 
ers may receive a copy as a regular 
number I am sending a card to those 
who are in arrears, stating the amount 
due. If you do not find a card your 
copy is coming. Should you wish to 
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friends, send me the addresses and 
twenty-five cents for each copy and 
they will receive it. If your address 
has been changed, please notify me at 
once, so that you will be sure to re- 
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EDITORIAL BOARD 
JACOB S. HARLEY, Editor-in-Chief 



.School Notes 



ASSOCIATE EDITORS 

Grace Moyer 

Mary G. Hershey . . . 

Rhoda Miller Homerian Notes 

Naomi Longentcker, K. L. S. Notes 

•Calvin J. Rose 



Gertrude Miller Alumni Notes 

Isaac J. Kreider Exchanges 

Virgil Holsinger Business Manager 

Daisy P. Reider Art Editor 

Athletics 



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College. 
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Philosophy Concerning Weeds. 

The boy who has been sent into a 
field to pull up the wild carrots grow- 
ing there will think of the plant only 
as a hateful weed while he labors in 
the hot sun with streaming face and 
aching back. And judged by utili- 
tarian standards there is little to say 
for it that is not disparaging. Yet 
the flowering heads of the plant, like 
little white canopies, are quite pretty 
indeed if one can dissociate from the 
impression they make upon the eye 
the suggestion that these blooming 
tops hold countless seeds calculated to 



propagate the species and that this 
will entail in the future prodigious 
backache, waste of energy, and 
vexation of spirit. When the boy 
reaches high school he may in his pur- 
suit of botany take a scientific interest 
in the plant and learn to know his old 
enemy by the name of daucus carota. 
But he is more likely to get the view- 
point most favorable to the plant if 
by chance he observes a group of 
playing children adorning themselves 
with the concave umbels, making be- 
lieve they are embroidered chaplets 
and calling them by the beautiful 



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name of Queen Anne's Lace. There 
may be much in a name as even 
Shakspeare would probably concede 
when that name supplements the ef- 
forts of the imagination to render the 
objects in nature lovely, when it as- 
sists us to admire and enjoy, when it 
renders easier the process of lifting 
the bit of landscape circumscribed by 
our little horizon out of the common- 
place into the delightsome. 

The dandelion is a perfect flower 
and we would not wish to change its 
name, but circumstance and associa- 
tion have not always been in its favor. 
Why should it intrude upon our 
lawns ! How we despise it upon our 
campus ! The bothersome weed, why 
does it not abide by the way- 
side or establish itself in the vi - 
cinity of rubbish heaps. Too bad that 
we did not make our first acquaint- 
ance wth the flower in a conservatory 
where it was labeled taraxacum, or 
that we cannot imagine it something 
rare and exquisite and appreciate the 
burnished ellow hue never yet match- 
ed by the pencil of the artist, the rich 
d r encircling the darker golden 
center. Shame upon us that we think of 
it only as a weed ! The fault lies not 
with the little blossoming beauty, 
which endeavors to please us and asks 
but a passing glance, a look of appreci- 
ation as it nestles by our pathway. 

The average Scotch peasant per- 
haps regarded the mountain daisy as a 
weed md a nuisance, but Robert 
s was touched with sympathy for 
the one he turned down with his plow 
and sang for it a song: 



Wee modest, crimson-tipped flow'r, 

Thou's met me in an evil hour; 

For I maun crush amang the stoure 

Thy slender stem : 
To spare thee now is past my pow'r, 

Thou bonnie gem. 
Alas ! it's no thy neebor sweet, 
The bonnie Lark, companion meet! 
Bending thee 'mang the dewy weet! 

Wi' speckl'd breast, 
When upward-springing, blythe, to 
greet 

The purpling east. 
The flaunting flow'rs our gardens yield, 
High shelt'ring woods and wa's maun 

shield, 
But thou, beneath the random bield 

O' clod, or stane, 
Adorns the histie stibble-field , 

Unseen, alane. 
There in thy scantly mantle clad, 
Thy snawy bosom sunward spread, 
Thou lifts thy unassuming head 

In humble guise; 
But now the share uptears thy bed, 

And low thou lies! 
Such is the fate of artless Maid, 
Sweet flow'ret of the rural shade ! 
By love's simplicity betray'd. 

And guileless trust, 
Till she, like thee, all soil'd, is laid 

Low i' the dust. 
Ev'n thou who mourn'st the Daisy's 

fate, 
That fate is thine — no distant date; 
Stern Ruin's ploughshare drives, elate, 

Full on thy bloom, 
Till crush'd beneath the furrow's 
weight, 

Shall be thy doom. 




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""It is not raining rain to me, 

It's raining daffodils, 
In every dimpled drop I see 

Wild (lowers on the hills. 

"The clouds of gray engulf the day, 

And overwhelm the town; 
It is not raining rain to me, 

It's raining roses down. 

""It is not raining rain to me, 
But fields of clover bloom, 

Where any buccaneering bee 
Can find a bed and room. 

"A health unto the happy, 

A fig for him who frets ! 
It is not raining rain to me 

It's raining violets!" 

Robert Loveman. 

The recent April showers have seem- 
«d to us to be raining, not r? : 
beauty everywhere. Th-- College or- 
chard was a pie?- re to the eye during 
it's season of iom, while it was hard 
to beh' hat we did not see the 

maples of the campus open their 
leaves, a* d the wild flowers burst into 
bloom, s . idly did the transforma- 
tion take place. 

On one of these glorious April Days 
which was dc" best to convince 

us thp' •- e .• mid-summer rather 



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than in early Spring, a company of 
eager and expectant, "flower seekers" 
started in gay fashion for the woods 
which claimed the honor of being the 
home of the dainty pink face of the 
arbutus nestling so cozily in its half- 
hidd d. We doubt not that these 

delicaie little faces were far more wel- 
come to the • kers than were the 
f ace c n f t] _ seekers to the tiny flower- 
ets. Amidst jest and delighted 1 ugh 
ter, the reluctant little nt was 

plucked from its co* I transfer- 

red to the awaiti ; oasket. Among 
the par? of this trip were 

ca- hich took the impressions 

lany faces, the owners of the faces 
being sometimes conscious, sometimes 
unconscious of the process. A few 
days later these talebearer cameras 
revealed the happiness of the day to- 
gether with many a little side scene 
and tale of inters' As the cool of 
evening ir . tne wayfarers, their 

baskets I n with beauty and their 
minds with pleasant memories, began 
their homeward stroll. 

On the 23rd day of April the Seni 
class rendered Arbor Day exerc' , .. 



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account of which will be given in the 
June issue of the Times. 

The student body this term is very 
large, one of the largest enrolled in a 
Spring term. Among those who were 
teaching in Lancaster and other coun- 
ties and have returned to the College 
are: Misses H. Springer, S, Shissler, 
E. Wenger, E. Brubaker, A. Brubaker, 
E. and V. Hoffer, C. Hess, E. Heist- 
and, M. Zeigler, A. Douty, M. Demmy, 
and E. Lauver, and Messrs. H. Moy- 
er, A. Burkhart, A. Baugher, R. Zeig- 
ler, S. Heistand, S. Fahnestock, D. 
Markey and C. Sheetz. We are glad 
for their inspiring presence among us, 
and for the joy in forming new friend- 
ships and renewing old ones. 

On Sunday April 25th Professor 
Ober preached a sermon and addressed 
a Children's Service at Beaver Creek 
and in the evening the members and 
friends of the Hanover church listened 
to an inspiring sermon from him. 

The College and its friends enjoyed 
an excellent temperance lecture en- 
titled "The Final Conflict" by Profes- 
sor F. F. Holsopple of Harrisburg, on 
the evening of April 15th in the Col- 
lege Chapel. 

Miss Anna Cassel and Mrs. Virgil 
Holsinger attended the funeral of Mrs. 
Frank Buckwalter this week at Lan- 
caster. She was a mother to Misses 
Lydia, Sue, and Emma Buckwalter, 
former students at Elizabethtown. 

Mr. Daniel R. Myer of Lancaster, 
uncle of Miss Elizabeth Myer, donated 
a number of German books, to the 
College library. Some of them are 
quite valuable being published as early 
as the opening of the Nineteenth 
Century. Another gift which was al- 



so very much appreciated by the Col- 
lege was an immense barrel of wine- 
sap apples sent by the father of Mr. 
Oram Leiter of Smithburg, Maryland, 
one of our students. 

One of the best chapel talks of the 
school year was giv^n April 14th by 
Professor Schlosser, his subject being, 
"The Value of Literary Societies." 
Following is an outline of his speech: 

I. The importance and nature of 

literary society work. 

1. The training is more valuable 
than that of any single study. 

2. Carefully chosen selections 
must be given. 

1. Humorous selections may be 
found among the classics. 

II. The value of the training. 

It furnishes: 

1. Discipline in original think- 
ing. 

2. Opportunities for the de- 
velopment of musical talent. 

3. Valuable training in com- 
mittee work. 

4. Training in parliamentary 
practice. 

5. Ability to express thought on 
the spur of the moment. 

He also emphasized the value of 
this work later in life. The talk. 
though brief, was practical, interesting, 
and inspiring throughout. All who 
heard it were inspired to do their part 
in making the societies for the spring 
term the best possible. 

Professor T. 0. Meyer delivered a 
sermon at Quarrwille. in the Brethren 
church, on Sunday morning. April 
nth, and attended a Sunday School 
Meeting at Barevillc in the afternoon. 

On the evening of April 10th there 



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were held in joint session in the Col- 
lege chapel the Fourteenth Anniver- 
sary of the Keystone Literary Society 
and the Fourth Anniversary of the 
Homerian Literary Society. The offi- 
cers for the occasion were : President, 
H. H. Nye, '12 and Secretary, Cecile 
Smith, '10. The following program 
was rendered : 

Devotional— Dr. D. C. Reber. 
Opening Address — H. H. Nye. 
Reading— "The Bear Story," Ruth 

Landis. 
Oration— "The Path of Peace," C. L. 

Martin. 
Address— Human Life, Professor 

Aumiller. 
Music — Chorus Class. 

Great must be the delights of the 
tennis courts, if they are to be judged 
by the demands made upon them and 
"great" must be the inspiration of the 
instructors, if the fruits of their in- 
structions are to be judged by the ra- 
pidity with (which the beginners 
acquire the arts of the game, and great 
must be the desire of the instructed to 
learn, if their vim in attacking the ball, 
and their grip on the racket are to be 
regarded as an expression of it. 

The new term has seemed to bring 
a new interest and life into our re- 
ligious services. The early Sunday 
morning consecration gathering has 
been especially impressive and bene-, 
ficial. 

We have on the campus at present 
an expression of the work of the 
Audubon Society, in the form of a 
beautiful little bird-house, and the 
Society promises to add more as time 
goes on. An interest in birds and a 
love for them has grown throughout 



the school. The meetings of this So- 
ciety are among the most interesting 
of the school life. Miss Myer has re- 
signed her position as teacher, and this 
work has been taken up by Miss Kline. 

We welcome this spring along with 
our other newcomers a congenial little 
companion, by name, "Trixy," who is 
affording happiness to more than one 
individual. Trixy is a little pony, the 
possession of the fortunate "Hershey 
Trio," who however are not so selfish 
as to make their possession solely their 
own but willingly share the pleasure 
he affords with their companions. The 
delight of the children of Newville 
when he makes his Sunday appearance 
is a pleasure to see. 

We are all glad Miss Ella Holsinger, 
who was confined to her room because 
of illness for some time, is able to re- 
sume her school work and enjoy the 
pleasures of college life with us again. 

The recent District Meeting brought 
many visitors to College Hill including 
friends and former students. School 
duties were laid aside for a day and 
the students and teachers were given 
the privilege of attending the day ses- 
sions which proved very enjoyable and 
beneficial to all. The large number of 
delegates and members present at the 
meeting demonstrated an excellent in- 
terest in church work. 

Miss Brubaker — (After a lecture in 
town) "Wasn't the walk from town 
short, girls?" 

There's a reason. 

On a beautiful afternoon following 
a refreshing April shower, when the 
sun seemed laughing to all and the 
breeze was fresh and sweet with blos- 
som fragrance, a large touring car 



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stopped in front of the College and 
left shortly afterward with a fortunate 
and happy party for Harrisburg, to 
enjoy a musical given by the Russian 
Symphony Orchestra of New York. 
After the afternon program, through 
the kindness of Mr. Paul Engle, the 
chauffeur of the party, all enjoyed a 
ride of about ten miles along the river 
where the water and the sunset to- 
gether with the hills and trees present- 
ed a most beautiful landscape scene. 
Miss Mary Elizaabeth Miller our 
chaperon helped to make the trip a 
pleasant one ; the merry laugh of Ella 
Booz and Ruth Bucher added much 
to the pleasure; while Mr. Gingrich 
and Miss Shelly delighted all with 
their jokes and funny remarks. Re- 
turning to the city the little party 
listen ' to an oratorio entitled "Sam- 
son" which was. rendered by the Har- 
risburg Choral Society of 220 voices 
accompanied by the orchestra. The 
choruses and solos were beautiful, the 
baritone singer possessing an especial- 
ly rich, mellow voice. While listening 
to the music the petty trifles of every 
day were forgotten and at times one 
seemed to be wafted to a world in 
which all was fair and pure. Passing 
through the city on the way home- 
ward the light streaming from a win- 
dow seedem to invite, and an appetite 
for sweets responded to the invitation. 
The result was that one member of 
the party was dispatched to satisfy 
this desire. After what seemed a 
rather long time to those waiting she 
emerged from the doorway with arms 
laden with boxes, and a laughing face 
peering from above. She added to the 
amusement when she related her ex- 
perience how she had ordered box by 



box and had caused alarm to the con- 
fectioner who finally produced as a 
last resort a left over Christmas box. 
However the box did not take away 
from the enjoyment of the candy 
which it contained. The merry party 
spinning swiftly on toward E'town as 
the moonlight added to the pleasure 
soon arrived at their destination to 
spend the few remaining hours in 
dreams of the evening's enjoyment. 
Personals. 

Mr. Smith in Civics class: "What 
are the duties of the sheriff?" 

Miss Miles: "He takes care of the 
animals, (criminals.)" 

Mr. Burkhart in discussing a cer- 
tain man's life said in a searching man- 
ner, as though striving hard to recall 
"what" or "who": "He married some- 
one — a woman I think." 

Miss Stauffer seems desirous of 
hastening >time, for in discussing a 
certain date in Mission class she said — 
"Isn't it 1921 rather than 1821." 

Dr. Reber in Etymology :— Miss 
Hershey, What is the diminutive of 
the word "man"? 

Miss Hershey, undecided, looked 
thoughtful and hesitated. 

Dr. Reber: — You had better get rid 
of that man. 

Question — Which one? 

Mr. Burkhart in a writt .. -.^ussion 
wrote about the " l its in the 

Ocean. We s! rl be glad to get 
more information tncerning these un- 
known "Currant 

Miss Long finds n thing unusual- 
ly musical and charming in her room- 
mate's name recently. 

Question— Why? 

We are ber, t-ar that Miss 



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Stauffer's case is becoming serious. 
She shows symptoms of somnambu- 
lism. The other day she was seen to 
walk in a dreamy fashion toward her 
own room, where she stopped at the 
door, knocked for admission, and pa- 
tiently awaited the grant of it. 

Miss Bowman in Physiology: The 
perseperation glands are especially 
prominent in the palms of the hands 
and feet. 

At the table. Mr. H. Hershey: Yes, 
they make all kinds of traps at the 
trap factory in Lititz. 

Miss Hoffer: Where do they send 
those enormous bear traps? 

Mr. Graybill: To East Petersburg. 

Miss Shelly: (on a moonlight night) 
Did you see the rainbow to-day. Miss 
Booz? It was beautiful. 

Miss Booz: (Looking up) No! 
Where is it? 

"Mother," complained Mr. Heisey, 
"I don't feel very well." 

"That's too bad, Paul," said his 
mother sympathetically. "Where do 
you feel worst?" 

"In school, mother." 



Humor 
Who Really Did It. 

"So you've stopped eating meat, 
have you?" inquired the actor. 

"Who did it — the doctor?" 

"No," said the poet sadly," the 
butcher." 

She Knew from Experience. 

"What is conscience?" asked the 
Sunday School teacher. 

"Oh, you know," she said encourag- 
ingly. "What is it that tells us when 
we do wrong?" 

"I know," said the smallest girl in 
the class, "it's Grandma." 



The Limit. 

"See here, waiter," exclaimed the 
Indignant customer, "here's a piece of 
wood in my sausage !" 

"Yes, sir," replied the waiter, "but 
I'm sure— er — " 

"Sure nothing! I don't mind eating 
the dog, but I'm not going to eat the 
kennel too!" 



K. L. S. Notes. 

The Keystone Literary Society met 
in public executive session on Friday 
evening, April 2. This was the Easter 
number and a very good program. 
The first feature of the evening was a 
selection by the College Hill Quartette 
who eave a beautiful Easter selection. 
Mr. J. D. Reber of Juniata College ad- 
dressed the society in his usual humor- 
ous way. Paul Engfle then sane a solo, 
entitled "Come See the Place Where 
the Lord Lay." As usual he delighted 
the audience with his well developed 
voice. Mr. H. H. Nye' of Franklin 
and Marshall College spoke in his in- 
structive and interesting manner on 
"The Value of Literary Society 
Work." Miss Gertrude Hess in a 
pleasing way sang "They Have Taken 
Away My Lord." Professor R. W. 
Schlosser then addressed the Society. 
This was a rare occurrence and proved 
very interesting. He spoke on "The 
Significance of Easter." The last fea- 
ture was another selection by the 
Quartette. 

A public program was held on Fri- 
day evening, April 13. The first num- 
ber was a piano solo by Ruth Bucher. 
This young lady shows talent and skill 
and we enjoy to hear her. A declama- 
tion was given by Ralph Bashore. 
An interesting feature was a General 
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who never fails in delighting the audi- 
ence by his humor. A beautiful selec- 
tion entitled "The House by the Side 
of the Road" was recited by Ruth 
Landis. This number was accompa- 
nied by the piano. Bertha Perry sang 
"Roses" in her usual clear voice. The 
Literary Echo a very interesting num- 
ber on the Literary program was read 
by Mary Bowman. 

On Friday evening, April 30, a Liter- 
ary Session was held in Music Hall. 
The program opened by an inaugural 
address by the president, A. Mack 
Falkenstein. His subject was Intel- 
lectual vs. Athletic Training. He ad- 
vocated the idea of not training either 
the intellect or body at the expense of 
the other, but that a "happy medium" 
should be struck. After this Bertha 
Perry gave a beautiful selection on the 
piano. This program for the most 
part was on the life and poems of 
Whittier. The first feature along this 
line was his biography by Harvey Gey- 
er. Grace Burkhart recited "The 
Yankee Girl" in a manner to make one 
see the scorn of this girl for the 
Southerner. Music by the Society fol- 
lowed this. After this there was a de- 
bate, Resolved, That birds are a great- 
er source of usefulness and enjoyment 
to mankind than flowers. Sallie Buch- 
er debated the question affirmatively, 
and Reuben Ziegler, negatively. The 
judges and house decided in favor of 
the affirmative. "Maud Muller" was 
recited in a very skillful manner by 
Esther Falkenstein. The last feature 
was "The Barefoot Bov" bv Chester 
Rover. 

Homerian Society News. 

A g 1 interest is taken by our 

members in the work of the Society. 
The programs arc up to the standard 



and we believe valuable training is re- 
ceived by those who take an active 
part in the work. 

April 23, a public program was ren- 
dered. The first number was a piano 
solo by Miss Viola Withers. Miss 
Withers had not been present for some 
time and the Society appreciated her 
solo very much. The question for de- 
bate, Resolved that Morality keeps 
Pace with Material Progress, was ably 
discussed. The affirmative speaker 
was Mr. Jacob Gingrich and the nega- 
tive spea'ker Mr. Scott Smith. Both 
speakers presented strong arguments 
but the judges decided in favor of the 
negative. Mr. Rose then gave a Ger- 
man reading. The next feature was a 
vocal solo by Owen Hershey. Dr. D. 
C. Reber then gave a very interesting 
and instructive address on "Brum- 
baugh, from the Backwoods to the 
White House." 

A program is to be given on the 21st 
of may. The main features are a read- 
ing by Edna Brubaker, an oration by 
Professor I. S. Hackman, a reading by 
Miss Landis and the speaker's retiring 
address. 



Resolutions of Sympathy. 
We the faculty and students of 
Elizabethtown College learn with sor- 
row of the sad accident which resulted 
in the death of the mother of Harry 
Boozer, a student at the College and 
we resolve : 

To express hereby our sympathy 
with the bereft ones in the home where 
the mother has been called away, and 
to commend them to a compassionate 
Father in Heaven, who alone is able to 
comfort in time of deepest distress. 

It is resolved further to publish 
these resolutions in the College Times, 
the Elizabethtown Herald, and the 
Elizabethtown Chronicle and to send 
a copv to the bereaved family. 
Jacob S. Ilarley. 
Anna Miles. 
Clarence Musselman. 
Committee. 




Mr. L. B. Earhart, '10, who has been 
Principal of the Public Schools at 
Smyrna. Del. for several years, has ac- 
cepted the position of principal of the 
High School at Conshohocken, Pa., at 
a salary of $1600. 

Mr. Harry H. Nye, '12, senior at 
Franklin & Marshall College, served 
as President at the Joint Anniversary 
of the Homerian and Keystone Liter- 
ary Societies, held in the College 
Chapel on Saturday evening, April 10. 
Miss Cecile Smith, '10. of Rheems, 
served as Secretary. Mr. Nye gave an 
excellent address on "The Place of a 
Literary Society in Education." Mr. 
Christ. L. Martin. '12. student at 
Franklin & Marshall College delivered 
a forcible oration on "The Path of 
Peace" on the same occasion. 

Mrs. Fianna Bucher Meyer, wife of 
our fellow alumnus, Mr. Samuel G. 
Mover, *io, died at her home in Fred- 



ericksburg, on April 11. 

It is with regret that we learn of the 
serious illness of Mr. Orville Z. Beck- 
er, '12, of Denver Colo. We regret 
that the pure mountain air of the 
Rockies has not given him the relief 
he sought and restored him to health. 

Those of our number who have been 
teaching the past few years and have 
returned to take up advanced work at 
the College are : Miss Carrie B. Hess, 
'07, of Rothville ; Miss Edna Brubaker, 
'14, who has been teaching at Ross- 
mere. Lancaster. Miss Sara Moyer, 
'13, of Lansdale, has also returned to 
continue her studies. 

Miss Lydia C. Miller, '13, who is 
employed by the Myerstown Tele- 
phone Company, paid a short visit to 
the College on April 22, while attend- 
ing the District Meeting held in the 
Church of the Brethren, at Elizabeth- 
town. 




Sweet May has come to love us, 

Flowers, trees, their blossoms don ; 
And through the blue heaven above us 

The very clouds move on. 

— Heine. 

We are glad for the large number of 
magazines on our exchange table. 
However, in looking over the list of 
several monthe ago and comparing it 
with the number this month, we find 
that some are delinquent. We are 
glad for the large number that we are 
receiving regularly and promptly. 
Among those we shall criticise only a 
few. 

The essays in the Narrator on "Hu- 
man Nature" and on "The Spread of 
Christianity" are timely and instruc- 
tive. Both are saturated with the 
spirit of a noble call to duty. Your 
editorial pictures a book-worm to per- 
fection. We notice that some mem- 
bers on the staff must evidently be ly- 
ing dormant. 

The spice of the Amulet for April 
is found in the essays. Your paper as 



a whole is interesting and versatile. 
We are glad to be acknowledged by 
your exchange department but we be- 
lieve that the various exchanges would 
be pleased to know what you think of 
them. 

The Sunburian High shows con- 
siderable originality in its various de- 
partments. Especially so since we 
know that it is edited solely by the 
students. In addition to your enter- 
taining story in the April number one 
or two more serious essays or orations 
would balance your paper very nicely. 

A close study of the different issues 
of the College Rays convinces us that 
your paper is gradually but certainly 
coming to the front. 

The Goshen College Record por- 
trays the school life and the school 
work in a pleasing and edifying way. 
The work done at your school as 
brought out on the pages of your Re- 
cord is very practical and highly com- 
mendable. 



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Foreword 



The publication of this issue of Our College Times has been 
assumed by the members of the Senior Class. 

We have endeavored to present to you a few of the interest- 
ing facts concerning the class as a whole as well as individually. 
We have attempted to acquaint you with the literary ability of 
the Class of 191 5 by inserting their orations. In this number 
we have aimed to portray the social life of the class and the 
entire student body. We have tried faithfully to depict the 
atmosphere on College Hill and trust the spirit of the institution 
may be caught by the reader. 

We hope that our pains may result in awakening interest 
in behalf of our Alma Mater. We also trust that our attempts 
may spur on others to a realization of the splendid opportunities 
afforded at Elizabcthtown College. 



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Our College 



Traveling from Ilarrisburg to Phila- 
delphia on the main line of the Penn- 
sylvania Railroad, you will pass 
through one of the largest, most scenic 
and productive valleys of Pennsyl- 
vania. As you enter this valley, about 
seventeen miles east of Harrisburg, 
you will notice a prominent little town, 
seemingly a grove dotted with beauti- 
ful houses. On the hill beyond you 
will see two handsome buildings — the 
home of our famous "Elizabethtown 
College." 

P.oth Alnha and Memorial Halls are 
four-story brick buildings equipped 
with all modern conveniences. Thev 
contain forty dormitory rooms of con- 
venient tyne, nine handsome recita- 
tion rooms, three large halls devoted 
to the music, commercial, and physical 
culture departments, respectively, a 
comfortable chapel, and a commodious 
library. They are surrounded by a 
delightful twenty-acre campus of trees 
and shrubbery and verdant lawns. Tts 
site gives a commanding and beautiful 
view of the town, the valley, and the 
adjacent hills. Tts picturesque sur- 
roundings, its cool western breezes, it- 



golden sunsets arc nowhere surpas- 
sed. 

But a more attractive feature than 
these material surroundings, is the 
social atmosphere prevailing o'er all 
this scene. A spirit of closest fellow- 
ship permeates the student body. The 
sympathies of one are the sympathies 
of all: the joys of one are the joys of 
all. There is a common plane of ap- 
preciation and happiness. How much, 
fellow students, you have meant in 
nut lives during this short period of 
genial association ! In time of need, 
you assisted us; in time of discourage- 
ment, y hi befriended us; in time of 
struggle, you supp irted us; in time of 
happiness, you rejoiced with us. 
These many heart to heart experience 
have indelibly stamped themselves up- 
on our memories; they shall lie tin 
source of many fond recollections in 
the future. 

Abiding and firm let the pillar-, of 
Elizabethtown College remain through 
the successive years! 

Long live the worthy deeds and 
aspirations of it> noble-minded stu- 



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Spiritual Side of Our Class 



The religious atmosphere of our 
school is one of its most striking 
points. It is this atmosphere which 
we as a student body have prized and 
cherished so much. Nor have the 
Seniors failed to catch this spirit. In 
fact, the religious life has appealed to 
their interest more, we think, than any 
other phase of the school. We rejoice 
that in faith and belief all of us are a 
unit, all being members of our own 
dear church. 

Our joy was made comolete when 
this last winter, during a series of meet- 
ings conducted by Prof. Schlosser at 
Elizabethtown, our President, Mr. 
Hershey linked himself with our num- 
ber and now is leaving this institution 
with a deeper interest and joy in its 
religious life and his own salvation. 

\Yc are indeed glad to have in our 
class a preacher who bids fair to be a 
staunch leader in our own beloved 
brotherhood. He was converted and 
united with his home church at Ann- 
ville. when he was nineteen y ars of 
age. At twenty-one he was elected to 
the ministry. Soon after this he went 
to Bethany Bible School for more 
thorough prenarati >n for his work. 
After spending two years there he de- 
cided to lay a broader literary founda- 
tion and with that in view he came to 
Elizabethtown College. At present 
he is teaching a Young Ladies" Bible 
Class in his home Sunday School and 
i- often called upon t\ conduct the 
preaching services and -peak at Sun- 
day School meeting- and Children's 
meetings. Mr. Gingrich i^ a living 
exponent of the faith he professes. 

Four years ago. during a series if 



meetings conducted by Prof. Ober at 
Elizabethtown, Miss Hershey united 

with the Church. With her emer- 
sion came also a deep realizatinn of 
true Christian service. In a short time' 
she was actively engaged in the dif- 
ferent religious movements, here at 
school and in Sunday Scln>>l work. 
For several years she has faithfully 
worked in the little Sunday Scln > >1 a* 
Newville, where she i- dea-lv loved. 
She teaches a class of girls of the Inter- 
mediate Grade there and has also 
taught a class of young ladies in the 
town Sunday School. Last year she 
was president of the Berean Bible 
Class in the Elizabethtown Sunday 
School. Her great interest in all re- 
ligious activities is an evidence of the 
life of the Spirit within her soul. 

Miss Move- united with her home 
Church at Hatfield, when she was 
sixteen. Grace was always a good 
conscientious girl, and her coming into 
the church was a source of great joy 
to the church, for in her it found a 
faithful worker. Almost immediately 
she was put in charge of the Primary 
class and there have been few who did 
better work. Last year she assisted 
in the Primary Deoartment of the 
Elizabethtown Sunday School. For 
two years she has had charge of a boy's 
class at Newville Sunday School and 
her faithfulness and untiring effort. 
there have been a source of much in 
soiration to others. She believes in 
real practical work and when on sever- 
al Sundays her boys were not there 
-he would CO out and hunt them tin 
and brine them to Sunday School. 
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she visited, cheering the sick and aged 
and trying to gather children for the 
Sunday School. Her influence there, 
as well as elsewhere, will live long in 
the minds and hearts of those who 
have learned to know her. 

Miss Miller united with the Church 
at Elizabethtown, when she was 
seventeen years of age. Her place is 
seldom vacant in Mission Study Class 
and in early Sunday morning conse- 
cration service at school. 

For a year she taught a class at 
Newville, and now almost every Sun- 
day afternoon still finds her at the 
little church, much to the encourage- 
ment of the workers there. She has 
a class of girls in the town Sunday 
School and her ability as a teacher is 
very evident. As a true friend to 
children there are few like her. She 
was made very happy this winter when 
three of her girls united with the 
church. 

Three years ago Mr. Hess united 
with the Church at his home in Kauff- 
man, Pa. Paul is a great Sunday 
School boy and has made a good record 
in faithful attendance. For at least 
four years he has attended every Sun- 
day during the year. He is treasurer 
of our Mission Study Class. 

Miss Cassel united with the Church 
at Hatfield, when she was fourteen. 
From her conversion she has always 
been a sincere conscientious follower, 
who was ever striving to practice the 
Christian principles. While at home 
she was continually teaching and do- 
ing individual work in the Church and 
Sunday School. She is a devoted 
worker in all religious activities of this 



school. She teaches the Gleaner's 
Bible Class in Elizabethtown Sunday 
School. Anna is a living expression 
of the Christian principles which she 
believes. Her sacrificing spirit and 
genuine love for her Master's cause as- 
sures us that her calling has not been 
mistaken. We know that she will ful- 
fill nobly her mission of service wher- 
ever her Master may need her. 

Miss Shelly came into the Church 
three years ago, in her home church at 
Fairview, during a series of meetings 
conducted by Prof. Ober. She was 
baptized by him being the first person 
ever having this sacred rite administer- 
ed by him. Soon after this she re- 
turned to Elizabethtown to take up 
Bible work. At her home she is a 
leader in church work and has been 
instrumental in starting several good 
movements in her church. Faithfully 
she works in her home Sunday School 
in the morning and also in the Mission 
Sunday School, in the quarry district 
each Sunday afternoon. She hopes 
soon to take up more advanced Bible 
work. 

As we bid farewell to our school 
home, it is with a feeling that new 
fields of service have been opened to 
US. We shall ever try to live out and 
practice the principles of true Christ- 
anity instilled here. We cherish this 
spiritual inspiration received and we 
hope that in all the years to come 
this religious atmosphere will ever per- 
vade our school and may others who 
will come to these halls receive the 
same joy and inspiration that we have 
received while here. 



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Universal Peace 



Anna Cassel 



Looking back over the centuries, 
the Great Father decreed that a history 
of the human race should be written. 
The first pages of this sacred record 
are stained with a tragic tale of strife 
and bloodshed. Down through the 
ages, the life story of all the nations 
is written in blood. It is an almost 
continuous struggle between two 
mighty forces Peace and War. 

Nothing so distracts the mind of 
man as the lack of peace. Nothing so 
retards progress and civilization as 
strife and enmity. War is a curse too 
awful to picture in words, and yet in 
all the thousands of years gone by we 
have made slow progress in eliminating 
this cruel evil. 

The question of peace has engaged 
the minds of men for centuries. Our 
forefathers have toiled and prayed for 
peace. Great men have given their 
lives to bring about conditions of world 
wide peace, but they have gone to their 
graves with their hopes unfulfilled. 

In past ages it was thought that 
peace could be maintained by forced 
submission. The strong ruled, the 
weak were in subjection. Great Alex- 
anders, Caesars and Bonapartes arose 
and subdued all the nations. But their 
conquests brought no peace. Rome in 
her ascendency dreamed of a time of 
peace when all her rival cities should 
be destroyed. But we know her 
downfall. For her no peace was 
found. We shudder when we think 
of the great battlefields of ancient and 
medieval times. Our blood almost 
curdles when we remember that in 



our own fair nation, forty-three thous- 
and valiant men fell on one battlefield. 
A year ago we thought such carnage 
would never again find a place in the 
annals of human history. Yet to-day 
we hold up our hands in horror at the 
awful, unparalleled atrocities across the 
waters. 

Who can predict the outcome? Can 
anything be gained by this return to 
barbarism? War as a cure for ani- 
mosities has never been successful in 
the past, nor will it show any benifi- 
cent power in the present conflict. 
Only the bitterest hatred and dead- 
liest rancor will be left in its wake. 

The great problems of our race can 
never be settled by war and bloodshed. 
Only the great potentate of all the 
earth has the right to take life. We 
must establish our civilization on a 
firmer foundation than that of arma- 
ments. 

Only a few years ago we thought we 
had found the solution. We met in 
great conferences, discussed ways and 
means for bringing about universal 
peace. We decided that armaments 
on land and sea should be diminished. 
We did more. We established for the 
adjustment of international differences 
a permanent court of arbitration. We 
would not underrate the great work of 
peace conventions, but we cannot be 
blind to the irony of the situation when 
the great peace conference assembled 
at Constance, was broken up by the 
most calamitous war in the history of 
the world. 

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great peace conventions and then con- 
tinue to build larger and more power- 
ful war vessels? Shall we talk of 
arbitration and then continue to sup- 
port large standing armies and navies? 
What avails our magnificent peace 
temple at The Hague when we are 
continually devising more effective and 
merciless contrivances for killing each 
other 

How long will we continue in such 
inconsistencies? How long will we be 
satisfied with such superficial efforts 
for peace? Shall we abandon our 
ideal because it is hard to obtain, or 
shall we strike at the root cause of the 
evil? Wihen lust for power and thirst 
for revenge are allowed to rule in the 
"hearts of men and of nations, the best 
efforts for peace must fail. Apart from 
immediate causes these are the root 
causes of all the tragedies in Europe. 
Each nation has plotted to outstrip 
the other, esteemed nationality above 
humanity, and placed patriotism above 
religion. 

Christianity is the only solution for 
war. Because so called Christian na- 
tions are drenched in blood is no 
reason to think that God is defeated, 
that Christianity has proved itself in- 
efficient. Never in the history of the 
world has there been as much senti- 
ment for peace as to-day. Christianity 
is efficient. Through its transforming 
powers only, can we ever hope to 
realize our dream of universal peace. 

Is there any significance in the fact 
that for a few years there was peace 
over the entire civilized world when 
the Christ was born? Does it mean 
anything to us that heavenly heralds 
then sang "Peace on earth goodwill to 
men?" Does it not signify that in 



him alone peace can be found? 

Our faith has grown torpid and 
feeble. Our ideas of right and wrong 
are confused. We must learn anew 
the doctrine of the great Prince of 
Peace. We must spread it over all 
the earth. This would result in a 
whole world permanently at peace. It 
would pull down every battle-flag. It 
would teach men to love one another, 
to overcome evil with good. It would 
substitute among the nations brother- 
hood for selfishness, the golden rule for 
revenge. 

Oh, friends, can any one imagine the 
infinite good to civilization if the 
money now spent for maintaining an 
army and a navy were expepnded for 
Christian education? Can any one 
conceive of the outcome if we should 
use the money and energy now wasted 
in constructing implements of war- 
fare, for civilizing and Christianizing 
the world? When we once fully 
awaken to our opportunities, our pos- 
sibilities, yea. our christian duty, then 
the dawn of peace will soon be ushered 
in. Oh, for that glorious time of which 
the holy prophet Isaiah foretold. 
When great war vessels will be used 
as ships of commerce : when cannons 
and amunition will be melted and beat- 
en into agricultural implements; when 
Christ shalj judge between nations and 
decide concerning many people; when 
civilized man shall learn war no more. 

Can we hasten this blessed time? 
Who shall be the champions of so 
great an enterprise? Think you not 
that this is a fitting undertaking for 
the most enlightened people on the 
face of the globe? Shall we be a great 
center from which will radiate over all 
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principles of true civilization, justice, 
goodwill, love and peace as taught by 
the great Teacher? Yes? we are able 
to send thousands to teach the eternal 
Fatherhood of God and the universal 
Brotherhood of Man. 
Let not future generations despise 
us for having neglected this golden op- 



portunity, but let us work on in the 
name of the Prince of Peace. Let the 
grandeur of this people be discerned 
in the blessings it has secured, in the 
good it has accomplished, in the tri- 
umphs of righteousness, in the estab- 
lishment of universal peace. 



Echoes From Hidden Chords 



Grace Moyer. 



To you, to each, and to every one of 
us there has been given a gift, the 
soul, in the bosom of man, an expres- 
sion of God's love. It is a gift which 
is able to bring unlimited opportuni- 
ties, undreamed possibilities, genuine 
happiness. The worth of this great 
gift far surpasses the wealth of all the 
world. No greater conception could 
ever have entered the heart of man or 
God. It is a gift prompted by a love 
infinite and a power divine. It has the 
power of mutual response, and yet it 
remains for you and the world a hidden 
treasure unless you, yourself, find and 
reveal it. Have you ever witnessed 
or conceived of anything which pos- 
sesses the wonder, the magic, the holi- 
ness, that is found in the human soul? 
It is the most delicate of instruments. 
It is a harp of intricate and complex 
construction, consisting of a multitude 
of strings, each of which is tuned to 
respond to an influence from without. 

"There is dew in one flower and not 
in another because one opens its cup 
and takes it in, while another closes 
it and the drop rolls off." So for him, 
whose heart is open, all influences 



which God permits enter, whether from 
singing bird, babbling brook, calls of 
toil, or cry of the needy, all are 
glimpses of divine love whose echoes 
resound and blend into exquisite har- 
mony. 

As depth of woods produces deep 
and resonant echoes, so depth of soul 
deepens the echoes which resound from 
its hidden chords. What constitutes 
the depths of the woods? Is it the 
large trees towering high above the 
ground? Far from it. The small 
trees, brushes and underbrush cluster- 
ed about the large ones, play as im- 
portant a part. In like manner, the 
minor impressions, the little things in 
life make a soul of depth and breadth. 
Everything we feel or see or hear 
touches hidden chords on our Harps. 
And we prize most those inflences from 
nature, man, and God which touch 
most chords. The conceptions, ideas, 
and influences as echoed from the hid- 
den chords of men of literature, art, 
and science have come to enrich, to 
broaden, and to deepen our own. How 
many souls have been set aflame with 
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chords of Longfellow or Browning, 
Mendelssohn or Raphael ! Are not all 
nessages and masterpieces of the past 
expressions of influences and impulses, 
that thrilled the souls of men? Do 
they not have written in them a re- 
vealed vision, burning message? What 
poet or literary genius does not strike 
some common chord in every breast? 
Who of us does not respond to the 
touch of Riley or Kipling? Whose life 
is not set in tune with heaven's music 
on reading the Story of Ruth or the 
message of the angels as they sing 
"Peace on earth good will to men?" 

We prize our sacred literature. We 
prize every production of pen or 
tongue which reveals for us the soul 
of nature and the spirit of man. Only 
a few of us respond to the call from 
the heathen fields, a few heed the cry 
from the slums, a few are peacemakers 
laboring for universal peace. Some 
are using their influence against de- 
structive war, some are fighting the 
saloon, some are serving in the state 
or church or school. But the entire 
race of all ages has responded to the 
field of nature and environment. As 
the sunflower follows the sun from 
dawn to twilight, so man from infancy 
to old age is constantly sending forth 
echoes evoked by nature in her "va- 
rious forms." From nature, the hungry 
are fed, the weak strengthened ; from 
nature the bride gets her flowers, life 
its joys, the poet his inspiration, the 
Christ his sermons. Through the in- 
fluences of environment, home, teach- 
ers, friends, religion and nature, our 
lives poems are— the product of God. 

Life becomes worth while only when 
the best that is in man responds to the 
pure, the beautiful, and the good. 



Wagner was not awakened to his 
wonderful musical possibilities until at 
the age of nineteen his soul was set 
aflame by an orchestra. Luther, the 
echoes of whose great soul are still 
vibrating, not dreaming of his won- 
derful mission, turned aside from law 
to champion the religious phase of the 
renaissance when first he heard the 
cry of the religious world. Socrates, 
Froebel and Montessori blazed new 
pathways in educational fields, touch- 
ing the hidden springs of the mind, 
thus calling forth the best in child, and 
youth, and philosopher. 

Here, within this institution, our 
harps have been tuned, we have dis- 
covered hidden chords, we have been 
called to various spheres of service, 
spheres in which a spirit of helpfulness 
and good cheer will receive a sympa- 
thetic response. Our songs may never 
peal forth from halls of science and 
fame or from the marts of commerce. 
But to-day we are responding to the 
call to help someone find his lost 
chords. My friends, there is some- 
thing in service however humble and 
in sacrifice however fatiguing, that in- 
spires the souls of men. It is this 
inspiration that prompts the worthy 
deeds of evangelist and reformer, of 
farmer and statesman, of queen in the 
home and queen on the throne. Would 
you be a Frances Willard, a Florence 
Nightingale, or a Jane Addams? Like 
these you must leave behind great 
resonant echoes prompted by a love 
divine. Would you be a Fanny Cros- 
by or a Helen Keller? Then there is 
many a life in which you should start 
vibrating chords of hope and joy. Life 
often means more to a whistlng news- 
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Wanamaker, toils to hold the home 
together, than to the boy of wealthy 
parents. Again life is often more 
precious to a poor wash woman, who 
like a hero, sends her boys through 
college, than to those laboring in loft- 
ier spheres. 

Belle, the daughter of a drunkard, 
so loved her father that daily she would 
go to the saloon to find him. One day 
in midwinter her lifeless little body 
was brought home,— a living sacrifice. 
She had gone to seek him and while 
waiting froze to death. The love 
which her hidden chords sent forth 
touched her father's heart. Her life 
has been a sermon to many a lost soul. 
Tender memories of little Belle shall 
forever continue to echo and re-echo 
with distinct and ever increasing ac- 
cents. 



My friends, the world has for us 
just what we have for it. As there are 
hidden chords in our souls, so there are 
hidden chords in all the world about 
us, chords tuned to respond in sympa- 
thy with our words and deeds, our 
tears and songs, our defeats and vic- 
tories. Yea, the hidden chords of the 
world, like a whispering gallery, re- 
turn the echo of our very thoughts and 
motives. 

Living is an art, and we are the ar- 
tists. Those not endowed with the 
artist's genius produce discords, daubs 
and meaningless rhyme. Each life is 
a poem, — God's thought. Each soul, a 
harp, — God's gift. God gives the 
poem and the harp. We contribute 
the music. He means each of us to 
translate His thought. His poem into 
the music of a holy and useful life. 



The Christian's Duty Toward the Saloon 



Ryntha B. Shelly. 



We stand to-day in the midst of the 
greatest civilization the world has 
ever known. The culture of ancient 
Greece, with her magnificent litera- 
ture and art; the statesmanship of 
Rome, with her grand system of 
government ; the religion of the He- 
brews, with its lofty ideals of virtue; 
and the notable development of mo- 
dern European powers, have all blend- 
ed together in a new and greater civil- 
ization in the western world. Yet less 
than a century and a half ago this 
grand Republic consisted of a few 
rival and remote colonies. 

When Great Britain began to as- 
sert her authority beyond the limit of 



endurance, the thirteen states rose up 
jointly and freed themselves from her 
oppressive power. Nearly a century 
later when the question of slavery bid 
fair to sever the bonds of our union, 
that memorable conflict, the "Civil 
war," was fought and the slaves were 
freed. Thus the great evil of slavery, 
which had flourished in our land and 
had been fostered by our government, 
was banished forever from our soil. 
To-day we are engaged in another 
great conflict, the outcome of which is 
of as vast importance as either that of 
the Revolutionary War or the Civil 
War. This war, however, is not one 
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of fife and drum, and the din of the 
battle-field play the most important 
part; but a war which is being waged 
through the school, the pulpit, the 
press, and the ballot box; in fact, 
through every institution which has 
for its fundamental purpose the up- 
building and betterment of mankind. 
The enemy in this struggle is not the 
British Redcoat of Seventy-six or the 
gray Confederate soldier of Sixty-one, 
but the great destructive forces of the 
licensed saloon. 

The oppressing power of this tyrant 
king far surpasses that which Great 
Britain ever exercised. This monster 
of evils holds its subjects in a state of 
bondage far worse than that which any 
slave of the black race ever endured. 
This powerful agent of destruction has 
been eating at the vitals of our nation 
and ravaging our fields and homes for 
over a century, spreading destruction, 
havoc, and ruin everywhere. Under 
the influence of the saloon, eighty-two 
per cent, of the crimes have been com- 
mitted by men ; ninety per cent, of 
adult crimes are whiskey made. Pic- 
ture to yourselves this great nation of 
ours stretching from the Atlantic to the 
Pacific, and from the Great Lakes to 
the Gulf of Mexico. Then dot pro- 
miscuously over this map 250,000 sa- 
loons in which the poison is sold which 
turns men into demons, causes them to 
commit outlandish acts, become insane, 
and otherwise pollute themselves. 
Place also upon your map penitentia- 
ries to take care of the criminals, asy- 
lums to take care of the insane, alms- 
houses to take care of the paupers, 
aged, and infirm, and orphans' homes 
to care for innocent, forsaken children. 
A large percentage of these victims 



thrown on the public year after year 
are directly or indirectly the products 
of the saloon. 

The saloon is the source of villianies. 
It is worse than war or pestilence. 
It is the origin of felonies. It is the 
parent of crimes and the mother of 
sins. The support of the institutions 
to take care of the products of the sa- 
loon requires a sum of money many 
times as large as that which the United 
States receives as revenue from this 
traffic. Yet men will go on in their 
blindness and vote for rum, thinking 
that by so doing their taxes will be 
made less. Three years ago when that 
great ship, the Titanic, sank in mid- 
ocean, carrying her sixteen hundred 
passengers down to destruction the 
United States took immediate action 
and established a congressional com- 
mittee at Washington to investigate 
the cause of this accident which cost 
su many lives ; yet the American saloon 
kills more than this number every day 
and sends them to eternal doom. What 
action does the United States govern- 
ment take in this case which is far more 
important to her citizens? Oh! it is 
silenced by the revenue which it re- 
ceives from the accursed poison. Were 
this enemy a gang of robbers scattered 
over the country, molesting the peace 
of our nation, the whole detective force 
of the government would be on the 
field trying to find out and punish the 
outlaws. Yet this enemy is robbing 
us far more than any gang of despera- 
does ever could. It is robbing us of 
two billion dollars a year by using it 
in its proper office. It is robbing us of 
good citizens by transforming them in- 
to brutes. It is robbing us of our 
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on a mad which finally, after they have 
lived a debauched and useless life, 
leads them to a drunkard's grave. It 
is robbing us of peace and happiness 
because of the untold horror and suf- 
fering which it causes among our 
people. Yet, friends, why all this un- 
told horror and suffering when there 
are actually enough professing Christ- 
ians in our country to rid the nation 
of saloons wthin one year's time? We 
as Christian people have not been do- 
ing our duty. We have allowed these 
ravages to go on year after year, curs- 
ing our nation and hurling souls into 
eternity unprepared to stand at the 
judgment bar of God. Oh! friends, 
on that day when all the world will 
be summoned before God, what will 
He say to us for having let our brother 
fall by the wayside? Christian friends 
let us arouse ; let us rise to a sense of 
our duty, and overthrow this oppress- 
ing power as did our forefathers that 
of Great Britain. Let us shake off the 
shackles which have been binding our 
nation, or else through our own in- 
action we shall sink into a state of de- 
gradation and be an easy prey for 
stronger conquering nations. Let us 
give our money, our votes, and our 
lives, if necessary, for the advancement 



of the common cause and for the 

banishment of the common evil. Who 
will deny that we have not been spend- 
ing enough time in secret prayer, ask- 
ing God's guidance in this great prob- 
lem? Let us commune with our God 
and with his help let us work to ex- 
tend inch by inch the boundaries of 
absolutely dry territory. Let us stand 
by our governor with a patriot's love, 
a scholar's enthusiasm, and a Christ- 
ian's hope in this great struggle for 
prohibition. Let us establish in the 
place of the saloon other social centers 
that will give opportunities for recre- 
ation, cheer, and social intercourse. 

O, may the flag which God has 
given us, an emblem of sacred trust 
and endearment, which now floats to 
the breeze crimsoned with the blood of 
our fellow-citizens who have been 
sacrificed on the altar of the saloons of 
America, soon wave, pure and spot- 
less above us ; whether it be on the 
prairies of the West or the cotton 
fields of the South; whether in the 
mining camps of the Rockies, or the 
busy mills of New England, may the 
stars and stripes— the red, white, and 
blue — unfurl its graceful folds over 
happy homes, undefiled cities, and a 
saloonless nation. 



The Call From the Hills 

Rhoda E. .Miller. 



To the young man and woman 
standing on the threshold of life come 
many calls. The roaming sea with its 
restless waves calls the youth to a life 
of adventure. Many are the young 
men who answer this call from the sea 



and spend their lives on the bosom of 
the everchanging deep. 

Stronger, still, comes the call from 
the city. The excitement, the amuse- 
ments, the factories and other sources 
of employment, — all these urge thous- 



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ands of young people to seek the glare 
and bustle of city life. 

Nor are these all the calls that come 
to the youth. There is yet another, a 
call as gentle and refreshing as the 
message which it brings. It is the 
call from the hills. Here lies the 
country far from the confusion of city 
life. These hills beckon all by the 
waving branches, and call us by gentle 
rustle of the trees. They seem to say 
in gentlest, most inviting accents, 
"Come to us. Enjoy with us true 
pleasure. Make your home in the 
country. Here, like us you can learn 
the lessons of peace and contentment, 
depending as we do entirely on the 
gracious God above." Listen to this 
call. Every leaf, every flower, every 
bud pleads with us to enjoy with them 
the pure fresh air of the country. 

Who can receive a more pleasing 
invitation? Who will deny the charm 
and inspiration of country life? Pic- 
ture with me a broad stretch of coun- 
try broken here and there by gentle 
elevations, and murmuring streams. 
In the back ground are the hills tower- 
ing to the blue sky above. Place in 
this picture a quiet country home sur- 
rounded by fertile fields and orchards. 
Flowers are blooming near the door- 
way, birds are singing by the roadside 
and near by a brook sings merrily as 
it flows along. What a picture of rest 
and contentment ! This is the reward 
of the hills to those that answer the 
call. 

Why, then, is the present tendency 
for young people to leave the country? 
Why do they rush to the city, only to 
be disappointed by its garish ap- 
pearance and to long again for the 
peaceful country? 



Reasons for these conditions are 
evident. The average farm to-day is 
not the most attractive place in which 
to live. It lacks modern conveniences; 
the work is often too strenuous; there 
is little that appeals to the craving of 
the young people for social pleasure 
or intellectual pursuits. The farmer's 
wife is often the household drudge in- 
stead of being queen of the home. The 
most up-to-date machinery lightens 
the farm work, but modern convenien- 
ces rarely find their way into the 
kitchen. 

These conditions can be remedied. 
It is for us to apply the remedy. Our 
motto should be, "Keep the young 
people on the farm, the best place on 
earth." To bring this about, the 
country homes must be planned with 
greater care. They must be provided 
with the necessary modern convenien- 
ces. Country clubs should be organ- 
ized, local and county institutes should 
furnish lectures and uplifting enter- 
tainments. Libraries and reading 
rooms should be provided. Above all, 
the boy must be educated for the farm 
as the lawyer is for the bar, or the 
professor for his work. 

These things arc not impossible. 
Apply these remedies to your com- 
munity if necessary and see if the 
young people will be so eager for the 
cities. 

Main- of our young people are blind 
in the advantages of country life. 
Tiny do not see that health, one of the 
-i blessings of mankind is pre- 
served in the country. Ask one of the 
mam- poor overworked specimen- of 
humanity who seek the country why 
they come. The an-wer is. "To re- 
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for fame and money." That one fully 
realizes that health once lost, must be 
restored by the pure air and sunlight 
of the country. Without health life 
is scarcely worth living. It is impos- 
sible to be successful in any line of 
work without this great boon. The 
free, open life of the farm with its 
various exercises is most conducive 
to good health. 

Nor are the young people alone 
blinded by the brilliancy of the city. 
Older persons with families are in- 
duced to go to the cities by the cry of 
More money, Less work. Parents, I 
appeal to you ! Where would you pre- 
fer to rear those little ones, entrusted 
to your care ; in the cities with the 
streets as their playground, the news- 
boy and street urchins as their com- 
panions ; the saloons, moving picture 
shows and still worse evils surrounding 
them? Or do you desire the best en- 
vironment, the country? Here their 
playground will be the broad fields 
and meadows, their companions the 
birds and flowers. Here Nature un- 
consciously gives high ideals and 
noble thoughts. The question is yours 
to answer. 

In history almost every strong na- 
tion has been an agricultural nation. 
Rome, especially as long as the farm 
was held in high esteem was great, 
but when the farms were neglected, 
the nation fell. 

The farm is a necessity to the na- 
tion. It strengthens population, cre- 
ates and maintains manufactures, gives 



material to commerce. In general, it 
is the strongest bond of well regulated 
society, internal peace and good 
morals. "The greatness of America," 
it is said, "lies in her agriculture. 
Without it commerce would stop, 
cities would cease to be, and the earth 
become a desert. The American farm- 
er is a national asset." 

Farming is an independent occupa- 
tion. It is the one occupation on 
which all the others depend. A certain 
writer once said, "Ever remember that 
for health and substantial wealth, for 
rare opportunities, for self-improve- 
ment, for long life and real independ- 
ence, farming is the best business in 
the world." 

To-day a new era is dawning in 
farming. Statistics show an increase 
in population. They also show that 
the supply of food-stuffs is not supply- 
ing the demand. The solution of this 
problem is the farm. Will the young 
men and women of to-day help to 
solve it? It is for us to answer. The 
call from the hills comes to us to-day 
stronger than ever. How will we 
answer it? 

Let us seek this life free from city 
vexations. Let us live close to Nature, 
where the children may be taught by 
birds and flowers the divine truths of 
Nature and the love and care of our 
gracious Father whose handiwork they 
admire. Let us seek this employment 
which is most healthful and most use- 
ful, — the employment of agriculture. 



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The Crisis of the Ages 

Jacob H. Gingrich. 



It was high noon of an August day. 

Hot ! The summer sun was beating 
down upon the prairies — scorching, 
withering shriveling. — Miles to — ? 
no ; no sign-boards on the prairies. 
Whatever direction, the horizon de- 
scended on the waving grass. A little 
company was drifting on this vast in- 
land sea — of earth and withering grass 
and dying flowers. They turned aside 
with their steeds, as much for shelter 
as for the noon-day lunch, into a small 
grove of cottonwoods. Here a little 
spring was bubbling up from a strata 
of sand and gravel where thousands of 
animals used to come to slake their 
thirst. For acres encircling both 
spring and grove the ground was 
tramped bare. 

Suddenly one of the steeds raised his 
head aloft and gazed due west. Then 
another and another threw up his head 
exhibiting great alarm. A fire was 
rolling toward them — a great wall of 
flames, fanned and driven by a breeze 
of its own creation, fifty miles in 
length Blankets were drenched at 
the spring and hung up between the 
trees as a bulwark against the onrush- 
ing flames. Before the flames, buffa- 
loes, antelopes, serpents, and raving 
wolves were dashing ferociously forth 
into the grove. The roar of the flames 
was that of Niagara. The smoke pass- 
ed over them in a pall like midnight. 
The wave swept up to the edge of the 
bare ground, separated, and passed by 
on the sides. They were in an oven. 
The horses plunged and coughed and 
snorted. The wolves howled and moan- 



ed. The heat and smoke became in- 
tolerable. Thus for five minutes; then 
came relief; the wave had passed. 

Just so, at this very moment there is 
a great advancing wave of ruin in the 
distance. Behold the dismal cloud of 
drunkenness and debauchery as it is 
ravaging the beautiful cities and towns 
of our beloved country. Hundreds upon 
hundreds of human beings are lining 
up and hanging over drinking counters 
as brutes over their troughs. Behold 
the red flames of the hellish dens of 
prostitution consuming thousands upon 
thousands of our noble-blooded youth. 
In Chicago alone, one thousand darling 
daughters of tender-hearted mothers 
are being slaughtered annually. Thir- 
ty-five hundred of our young men who 
possessed the best of possibilities were 
counted in only one hour as they pass- 
ed one of the dives in search for that 
horrible enticer. Behold the gigantic 
volume of smoke arising from corrupt 
politics, from avaricious capitalism, 
from debased pauperism. Millions of 
fathers, mothers, and children are in 
continuous and unbearable suffering. 
Behold across the briny deep the cor- 
roding fumes of war and confusion, of 
infidelity and heathenism, of ignor- 
ance and superstition. 

Are you realizing that we are sur- 
rounded by a monstrous destructive 
wave ; that it is approaching us at a 
tremendous rate; that life or death will 
be the ultimate outcome? No groves 
for refuge. The onrushing, ever-in- 
creasing wave must be met face to face. 
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degeneration must be thwarted now. 
This present age is the crisis of the 
ages. Men are opening their eyes. 
Nations are awakening. The world is 
beholding. Marvelous attempts are 
being made to get to the source of this 
heart-rending destruction. Almost 
every city and hamlet has its universi- 
ty, college, or school. Millions of 
students are taught to think, to discern 
evils, to comprehend reasons for 
right conduct. Educational magazines 
are powerful agents in developing 
higher ideals. Prohibition and purity 
movements are nation-wide. Evan- 
gelization is world-wide. The only 
adequate, counteracting forces, the only 
redeeming factors are education and 
religion. Are these repressing the in- 
rushing waves of evil? Are they suc- 
cessfully quenching the turbulent 
flames that threaten our age? No! 
Why not? More men are needed, — 
men with iron of a Nazarene or a 
Savanarola in their blood, — men with 
a true vision and an unselfish devotion. 
Oh ; that a vast army, in length 
equal to the breadth of the continent, 
might receive the divine spark of 
dream and devotion; that it might go 
forth with weapons of Truth and 
Christianity from ocean to ocean and 
smother the huge, devastating wave 
with its ruinous trail before it has com- 
pleted its horrible course. Oh ! that 
this divinely directed army might meet 
the multitudinous masses of immi- 



grants at the gateways of our Republic 
and prepare them for the great war- 
fare; that it might cross the ocean and 
sweep with its mighty powers as an 
unconquerable counter-current over the 
dark Orient ; that its progress might 
extend from Pole to Pole. 

Let every man, every woman, every 
child among all the peoples of all the 
lands of all the nations of all the 
world fall in line to extinguish the 
prairie fires of this critical age. Let 
them, now, march on to victory. Such 
a magnificent triumph will suppress 
riots, check quarrels, restrain contro- 
versies. It will be death to the gam- 
bler, ruin to the counterfeiter, de- 
struction to the midnight incendiary. 
It will empty our jails, almshouses 
and asylums. It will scour the utensils 
of politics, purify our institutions, 
purge our government. After this 
glorious victory idleness, disease, and 
crime will be unknown. Not weakness, 
but strength; not sickness, but health; 
not death, but life. Instead of weary 
widows, happy wives ; instead of un- 
fortunate orphans, prosperous children ; 
instead of satanic fiends, noble-hearted 
fathers. Then, shame will be over- 
whelmed by honor; terror, by safety; 
misery, by happiness. Then, truth 
will be admired ; peace, cherished ; 
morality, fostered. Then, humanity 
will merit Life, reverence God, appre- 
ciate Heaven. 



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Lost Treasures 

Mary G. Hershey. 



Lost! lost! lost! yea, forever lost. 
We hear a shriek and the ship sinks, 
we see a blaze and the building burns, 
we feel a fear and the fortune falls, we 
taste of pleasure and the opportunity 
passes. The ship, the building, the 
fortune, the opportunity all fade for- 
ever from our view and are ours no 
more. What does it mean when a 
ship like the Titanic or Lusitania dis- 
appears beneath the waves? What 
does it mean when buildings lie in 
smouldering ruins, of fortunes squan- 
dered and gone? Again I say, what 
does it mean when opportunities are 
neglected? Am I speaking idle words? 
Ah, no! Their meaning spells LOST. 
Can you feel the despair and anguish of 
soul when that word is spoken. If you 
can, you will understand why I am 
speaking here to-day of lost treasures. 
The greatest war that ever cursed 
the face of the earth is now raging, 
setting aflame all Europe and the 
Orient, leaving in its wake death and 
destruction and ruining many of the 
world's choices treasures. Ot these 
countless treasures ruined and lost, 
the cathedral at Reims bears evidence 
of one of the world's great crimes of 
history. This is one of the most beauti- 
ful and most celebrated cathedrals of 
all France, its high vaulted roof and 
towers with their innumerable carvings 
giving to its exterior, the appearance 
from a distance, of the richest of lace 
work, its famous "Rose" window of in- 
terest to tourists the world over, con- 
taining some of the most ancient glass, 
and its furnishings and interior un- 



rivaled in richness and beauty, a 
mediaeval masterpiece. Alas! this 
treasure is lost. Its glory has depart- 
ed. The marvelous ornament of sculp- 
ture that formed its glory has been de- 
stroyed. Only a scene of ghastly ruins 
and awful desolation remains. Do we 
realize what the world has been rob- 
bed of by the destruction of Rheims 
Cathedral and other palaces and not- 
able buildings. Let it be remembered 
that these Cathedrals were built upon 
the Bible ; their carvings and paintings 
illustrative of Bible scenes ; and their 
arches and spires representative of an 
age when all modern life was in the 
egg and when liberty had not yet ac- 
quired citizenship. Furthermore it 
must be remembered that the world 
prized and claimed these treasures as 
an inheritance from the race. There- 
fore when the Germans fired on and 
profaned such treasures as these they 
profaned not the sanctuaries of a par- 
ticular church, not of any particular 
nation, but indeed the sanctuaries of all 
the churches, of all the nations of all 
the people the world over. Who, in 
this enlightened age would not protest 
against such outrages as these? Have 
men gone back to barbarism? Is this 
German Kultur? Perchance we may 
say "they can be rebuilt." No modern 
hand can bring back the glories of the 
past, restoration can never bring back 
the lost atmosphere, the mellowed 
beauty, and the color of these ancient 
treasures. They will never be the 
same. The day in which they were 
built is gone as well as its spirit. 



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But these are not the only crimes 
committed. Nor are these the only 
treasures lost. Like the cities and 
towns the forests will for many years 
bear unmistakable evidence of the 
ravages of war, and in many cases the 
damage done them will take much 
longer for reparation. In the present 
war the forests have exercised an en- 
tirely new function, that of concealing 
the positions and numbers of various 
armies from the enemy. Much cutting 
of young growth to use as screens in 
hiding entrenchments and masking 
batteries has been done. Much damage 
is done to standing trees by the rain 
of shot and shell. If the war lasts as 
long as experts predict, it is certain 
that large sections will be cut down ; 
and the beauty of many famous forests, 
Europe's natural treasures, will be lost. 
Oh shame on such destruction! Hear- 
ers, what think ye? 

Yet this is not all. Consider the fi- 
nancial loss and you will be amazed. 
Do you know that fifty-five millions are 
spent daily to cover the expenses in- 
curred by the world war. What will 
the end be? This war of 1914 can not 
fail to eclipse any war in the world's 
history. It excels in the number of 
men on the field; it surpasses in the 
number of great nations involved; it 
exceeds in the wealth of the belligerent 
powers. Six out of the seven great 
monetary centers of the world are di- 
rectly involved. The scale upon which 
this war is waged is beyond all pre- 
cedent. This was has robbed men's 
fortunes and destroyed their homes, 
it has robbed nations' revenues and 
destroyed their resources. Had these 
enormous sums, expended for armies 
and battle ships, been utilized for com- 



mercial, educational, and philanthropic 
purposes ! Can you conceive the dif- 
ference? Then there would be gain 
where now there is loss, there would 
be joy where now there is sorrow, 
there would be hope where now there 
is despair, there would be Heaven 
wher now there is Hell. These facts 
are appalling yet there is even a great 
loss which far exceeds those I have 
mentioned. It is not ancient cathe- 
drals, it is not vast forests, it is not un- 
told wealth, it is the world's supreme 
treasure. It is that God-given treas- 
ure, bestowed upon the race with the 
divine injunction, "Thou, shalt not 
kill." It is human life. Yet the grim, 
ghastly monster war with iron hand 
goes forth, daily, mowing men down 
like grass. He is slaying the flower of 
the race, he is robbing old age of its 
support he is breaking widow's hearts, 
he is bringing on a blighted offspring. 
Can you imagine anything more cruel 
and more horrifying? Think what it 
will mean when Europe's manhood is 
crushed and her strength is gone : when 
her next generation is blighted in the 
bud and her pow r er is lost; when her 
future offspring is degenerated and 
her vitality is ruined. Precisely this 
condition existed in England after the 
"War of the Roses." At that time 
England had to suffer and strive for 
generations to recover the blow. Like- 
wise when this cruel monster has com- 
pleted his awful destruction, this 
wholesale savagery, this insensate 
butchery, all Europe will bleed and 
writhe and moan in pain. Generations 
will not heal the wounds. It will take 
centuries. 'Who would not condemn 
such terrible destruction? Who would 
not defy such frightful outrages? Who 



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would not protest against such fiendish 
crimes? 

Oh, America, thou fairest of nations, 
dost thou see these tremendous losses? 
Oh, America, thou noblest of nations, 
dost thou hear thy children pleading, 
beseeching thee to flee this cruel mon- 
ster? Oh, America, thou most be- 
loved of nations, dost thou feel the 



throbbing heart and breathless anguish 
of thy sons and daughters. They im- 
plore thy strong arm of protection. 
We appeal to thee Oh, America, in 
their behalf. Trust in the sword of 
the spirit, rely on the power of prayer, 
labor in the kingdom of God and fol- 
low forever and eternally the Prince of 
Peace. 



The Beacon-Lmht of the Centuries 



Owen Hershey. 



In the beginning God created the 
heavens and the earth. And the earth 
was waste and void ; and darkness was 
upon the face of the deep: and the 
Spirit of God moved upon the face of 
the waters. And God said, Let there 
be light: and there was light. And 
God saw the light, that it was good : 
and God divided the light from the 
darkness. And God called the light 
Day and the darkness he called Night. 
In this age of universal darkness, be- 
fore the earth had taken form, God 
saw the need of light. Then by his 
omnipotent word, the sun, the moon, 
and the stars assumed their places in 
the heavens to be the beacon-lights for 
ages to come. 

In a later period of the world's his- 
tory, when the phalanx was at the 
pinnacle of its glory, before the Ro- 
man legions had embraced the world 
as their domain, the lighthouse of 
Pharos stood on the African coast. To 
this beacon-light the storm-tossed 
mariner, with the angry sea rolling 
about him, the stars of heaven blotted 
out, and the darkness enveloping him 
in a misty shroud, looked for a gleam of 



light to guide him past the treacherous 
shoals. Thus, the lighthouse with its 
motto, "To give light, and save life," 
performed its mission for centuries. 

While this wonder of the world still 
stood, Pharisaic formalism with its hy- 
pocrisy and strict legality, plunged the 
entire Hebrew world into a mist as 
dense as that of the Bay of Fundy. 
Shipwreck of the religion of God Al- 
mighty threatened prosperity. But 
gently as the beams of morning, 
"the Sun of Righteousness with 
healing in his wings," cleared the 
cloud-befogged horizon and calmed all 
fears. Jesus Christ, "the light of the 
world." had come. 

Again, when the Mohammedan horde 
of desperate fanatics was sweeping 
over the plains of Europe and spread- 
ing the doctrine of Islam by the edge 
of the sword, the cloud of destruction 
hovered over the civilized world. The 
darkness of despair filled the hearts of 
the bravest, l'ut in the very night of 
this peril, there beamed forth a light. 
The Mohammedan saw the gleam. 
Hi- eyes were blinded: his heart fail- 
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he was crushed, and Charlemagne, the 
great beacon-light shone supreme. 

When I enunciate the days of an- 
guish and darkness of the United 
States, I do not refer to doubtful his- 
tory, but to living record. When we 
were taxed without representation, 
when we were despised by a haughty 
mother, we endured it with patience, 
but it became unbearable. There was 
darkness on every hand. We looked 
for a ray of hope, we scanned the 
heavens for a guiding star. Then, 
with Washington, the cynosure of 
anxious eyes, about whom the thirteen 
colonies clustered and bowed in obei- 
sance, even England, the sun of the 
nations, was forced to bow her head 
in acknowledgment. The darkness of 
British bondage was dispelled. 

The era of good feeling came, the 
nation developed in a marvelous way, 
but an unmistakable rumble of a com- 
ing storm told of a discord in the 
symphony of the states. Soon the 
flash of lightnings became apparent, 
and the crash of thunder stunned the 
states from the Green Mountains of 
Vermont to the coral strands of Flori- 
da. The states were wrapped in gross 
darkness. A momentous crisis was at 
hand. Suddenly there appeared a 
light, not transient as the lightning, 
but steady and bright. The immortal 
Abraham Lincoln, the beacon-light of 
the sixties, had come and the storm 
cloud of slavery was gone forever. 

To-day we are in the throes of an- 
other power of darkness. It is the 
death-like shade of intemperance. Men 
and women on all sides in the pits of 
misery, despair, and gloom are calling 
to us for light. The shadows are 
lengthening with such ominous fore- 



bodings that we tremble in silent fear. 
Eagerly do we scan the horizon of our 
nation for the beacon-light that shall 
forever scatter these shades and 
brighten the homes where King Alco- 
hol once reigned. Who shall be this 
beacon-light? Shall we find it in Gover 
nor Brumbaugh? Will it be Secretary 
Bryan? Will it appear in President 
W r ilson? No, no. It will be a beacon- 
light composed of the righteous citi- 
zens of this nation. Friends, are your 
wicks trimmed, and your vessels filled? 
Are your lights burning? 

Thus, in our American crises there 
have been great beacon-lights and they 
will continue to come forth, but there 
are world crises that need greater 
lights. When nations are shrouded in 
the darkness of heathendom, when 
Mexico, an American republic, is the 
scene of horrible murders and lawless 
depredations, when enlightened nations 
clutch one another by their throats 
like madmen, I say there is need of a 
great beacon-light in this twentieth 
century. 

Beyond the wide expanse of the Pa- 
cific lies China with her millions of 
Buddhists and Confucianists ; beyond 
th snow-covered Himalayas lies India 
with her vast multitudes of Parsees 
and Brahmans, and beyond the blue 
Mediterranean lies Africa with her 
thousands of savage tribes. To these 
heathen we have sent many of our 
best men. Our United States is year- 
ly expending over twenty million dol- 
lars to carry the true light to those 
distant lands. We are radiating beams 
of love which will not be ineffective. 
But we must cast our gleam farther 
into this darkness, that this great light 
may guide the ignorant heathen to an 



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•eternal day. 

Not only to these deluded millions, 
searching in vain for God, should our 
country be a fitting example, but also 
to the belligerent peoples of Europe, 
who have lost the light of reason. 
These powers have hurled insults of 
every kind in the face of our nation; 
yet, we do not draw the sword. They 
have violated international law; they 
have despised our neutrality; yet, we 
remain silent. They have murdered 
our citizens; yet, we have treated them 
as friends. Is it because we fear their 
battleships and their submarines? Is 
it because we fear these trained war 
demons? Or is our army insufficient, 
and our navy inadequate? No, we are 
no cowards. We see a better light, 
and by a silence that is golden, and a 
calmness that is gracious, we bring to 
their eyes, in the most forcible manner, 
the blessings of peace and true civili- 
zation. 

Therefore let us strive to be a nation 



too upright for war, too righteous for 
murder. Let us have no ambition un- 
less it be the ambition "To give light, 
and save life," unless it be the honor- 
able desire to be the world's beacon- 
light. O friends, let us realize our op- 
portunity in this world crisis. May the 
spirit of peace radiate from this fair 
land, as a sweet perfume on the 
breezes ; may the doctrine of Example 
be forever rooted on America's soil, 
and then, though great men will 
apostatize, yet the cause of peace will 
live forever. And may America, love- 
liest of lands, the beacon-light of the 
Twentieth century, guide all the na- 
tions of the earth to the perfect city, 
the New Jerusalem, "that hath no 
need of the sun neither of the moon to 
shine upon it, for .... the lamp there- 
of is the Lamb, .... and there shall 
be night no more, for the Lord God 
shall give them light, and they shall 
reign for ever and ever." 



Commercial Development in America 

Paul K. Hess. 



Imagine with me the conditions 
which existed in America several cen- 
turies ago when the colonists immi- 
grated to the shores of America, and 
found a vast expanse of forests in- 
habited by Indians and wild animals. 
How vastly different from the life we 
live to-day was thai of John Smith and 
his followers, who sought their for- 
tune in lie new world. 

Commercialism in America origi- 
nated first among the Indians. When 
the white man came into this country. 



he began trading with the Indians by 
exchanging some trinkets for property. 
The Island of Manhattan, on which 
the City of New York is situated, was 
bought from the Indians for Twenty- 
four dollars' worth of trinkets. To- 
day one square foot of land in New 
York City would cost many thousands 
of dollars. 

Bui time and conditions changed. 
With an increase in population came 
an increase in trade. It became neces- 
sary to have better facilities for trans- 



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Owen Hershey. 
"Chap." 

Pres. of Class; Homerian Literary 
Si iciet) ; ( llee Club. 

"To strive, to work, to win" — his 
motto. This stern gentleman hails 
from the bretzel town where the Lititz 

High Scl 1 graduated him in 1912, 

after which he came to E-town. 
Among his chief hobbies we would 
mention writing orations, running 
automobiles and hunting rabbits. It 
i- said "The way to a man's heart is 
through his stomach." This message 
Cupid whispered to a fair young maid 
and would you believe it fudge and 
chocolate cake sealed his fate. 

As a business magnet Owen's star 
portends decided success. 

His greatest need — A nurse. 

Pastime — Writing letters. 

Favorite Expression— "Goodness 

Gracious." 



E. Grace Moyer. 
"Dadie." or "Strawhat." 

Homerian Literary Society. Grace 
is one of those rare, pensive girls 
whom everybody loves. Modest. 
simple and sweet, the very type of 
Priscilla is she. She is a member of 
the Audubon Society and has a pas- 
sionate love for birds of all kinds, hut 
the one that is dearesl of all is the 
"Martin." This favorite will be a 
great inspiration to her a-- she goes 
through tlie world touching the hidden 
chords in the lives of others. Sunday 
always finds her bearing messages of 
love to the Xewville children. She 
expects to teach next year and one 
and all we wish her success. 

Favorite expression — "How do you 
feel?" 

Favorite pastime — Reading letters 
from Palmyra. 

Matrimonial prospects — Debatable. 

Strong point— Literary talent. 




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Jacob Heir Gingrich, Lebanon, Pa. 



Jacob Herr Gingrich 
"Jake." or "Jakie." 

Vice Pres. Class; Homerian Liter- 
ary Society; Glee Club. 

Annville High School gave Jacob 
his first taste for an education. After 
spending two years at Bethany Bible 
School, Chicago, he came to Elizabeth- 
town in the fall of 1912 and is com- 
pleting the Pedagogical course with 
the [915's. He is the preacher of our 
class and his genial, unassuming dis- 
position never fails to win the admir- 
ation of all who know him. He has 
a deep sense of appreciation for music 
lint we are sorry to say Cupid's dart 
never pierced his heart, (so far as we 
know 1. "It's a purty good world, this 

Strong point— Optimism. 

Greatest need — A love affair. 
Favorite expression — "Well. I 
guess." 



Mary Grace Hershey. 
"Mame." "Mollie." "Smulligans." 
Homerian Literary Society; Glee 

Club. 

Here's to our sunny maid, whose 
motto is: "What's the use of worry- 
ing." Alary is the smallest of our 
number, in size, but far from that in 
ability. Few girls of her age excel 
her in success in so many fields ol 
activity. 

As a teacher, her native ability has 
been revealed in her success in two 
years of graded work, as a student- 
teacher of this place, and as a Sunday 
School teacher. 

Mary's genial and admirable charac- 
ter has won for her a large circle of 
friends. Nor are they all confined to 
the feminine gender, more than one 
youth ha- prized her. 

Favorite expressions — "So." "Well 
of all things." 

Strong point — Self-control. 




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Anna N. Cassel, Hatfield, Pa. 



Anna Nice Cassel. 

"Nancy." "Nan." 
Homerian Literary Society. 
Nan has a host of friends; wherever 

she goes she always finds friends be- 
cause she has learned the secret of be- 
in^ a true friend. Her kind disposi- 
tion and sterling character are esteem- 
ed by all who know her. It was Nan 
who made our class cushions and was 
always ready to help us; we surely 
could not do without Nan. Nan is a 
strong advocate of midnight oil. She 
expects to go to Bethany Bible School 
after Commencement where she will 
prepare for Missionary work. Her 
smile will always live in the memories 
of her friends even if she goes to the 
distant lands of China. 
Pastime— Calling the girls to breakfast 

Favorite expressions— "Ach, no." 
"Powerful nice." 

Matrimonial p r o s p e c t— No one 
knows. 



Paul K. Hess. 

"Pauline." 

Class Treas. : Keystone Literary 
Society. 

•'Pauline," although the baby of our 
class has already become famous along 
many lines chief among which arc de- 
signing, skill in book keeping, and 
mechanical drawing. His future ca- 
reer is as yet undetermined, but as a 
designer, draughtsman, or business 
man his success is assured. A grand 
future is before him for the develop- 
ment of the noblest character. 

Bes1 success, Paul. 

Favorite expressions — "You can't 
tell." "How do you mean." 

Pastime— Making fudge. 

Strong point — Teasing. 




Paul K. Hess, York, Pa. 



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Rhoda E. Miller, Mechanicsburg, Pa. 



Rhoda Eliz. Miller. 
"Rhodie." "Dolly." 

This blue-eyed lassie hails from 
Cumberland county. After finishing a 
course at Oakville High School she 
entered E-town College and was 
graduated in [913 in the Scientific 
Course and in the Pedagogical Course 
in [915. She says. "Yes, I expect to 
teach n >w for awhile." Rhodie is fre- 
quently here in body but not in spirit. 
A picture in her mom tells the tale. 
She has many friends among the child- 
ren. Floy and Galen Schlosser being 
two of her staunch little friends. Our 
good wishes go with you Rhodie. 

Favorite expressions — "I [onestlee. 
"Hless me child." 

Matrimonial proSDect — Hopeful. 

Weakness— Giggling. 

Strong point— High grades in her 
studies. 



Ryntha B. Shelly. 
"Shellytown." "Schelly." 

Where withal shall we find words to 
picture our Schelly who has an indi- 
viduality all her own. On the Hall 
she excels in playing the fool, by imi- 
tating Italians, tiddlers and teachers 
amid -torms of laughter from the girls. 
Shall we ever forget her "David and 
fonathan" friendship with Miss Kline? 
Playing tennis, training horses, and 
doing things for Elizabeth's sake may 
be named her hobbies. She love- to 
play jokes and with her clever stunts 
on 'the hall, and mischievous eyes -he 
keeps the teacher- guessing. But she 
has a serious side too, and i- an active 
worker in her home church, where she 
i- Presidenl of an organized Bible class 

Favorite expression— "Come on." 

Favorite pa-time Taking photo- 
graphs. 

Strong point Debating. 

Matrimonial prospect— Rather good. 




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portation. From the time the colon- 
ists came into America, until the Nine- 
teenth Century, there was little labor 
saving machinery. At that time the 
inventive talent of man began to mani- 
fest itself. 

In 1793 Eli Whitney invented the 
cotton gin which enabled one man to 
clear of seeds, as much cotton as a 
thousand men had been able to do by 
hand. In 1807 Robert Fulton invented 
the Steamboat which was an unquali- 
fied success. The printing press and 
sewing machine came into use in 1829. 
Samuel F. B. Morse invented the tele- 
graph in 1832, and about this time 
the locomotive and railroads were 
built. 

Owing to the great increase in steam 
carrying power on land and sea, the 
transportation charges were greatly 
reduced. This reduction in charges 
inspired the people so that they began 
ra ; sing larger crops, producing more 
goods, and taking greater interest in 
commerce. 

This period of progress in civili- 
zation, invention, and commerce, made 
it necessary to establish trade centers 
in the different sections of the country. 
These trade centers furnished the 
people with goods which could be pro- 
duced more cheaply in other sections. 
The Nineteenth Century witnessed an 
extension of the commercial relations 
of mankind to which there is no paral- 
lel in history. 

We need merely contrast the slow 
work of the typist of the middle ages, 
with the work of a modern press that 
is capable of printing, folding, and de- 
livering, twelve thousand, twenty-four 
page papers per hour; or again com- 
pare the human carriers, employed by 



ancient merchants transporting fifty 
pounds each five or six miles a day, 
with the large line of cars in a modern 
freight train. The typical manufac- 
turing establishment, a hundren years 
ago, was a little simp where a master 
mechanic and a few of his helpers 
worked with hand tools.. Now it is a 
large plant using natural forces as 
motive power* 

Furthermore, a little more than a 
hundred years ago there were but 
three banks in the United States. Now 
there are more than two thousand 
times that number. 

Other increases and changes have 
taken place in the commercial world 
which have proved a great factor in the 
development of commerce. There have 
been improvements in telegraphy, rail- 
roads, and steamships, economizing 
much time, labor and money. These 
developments have made it possible to 
transport not only heavy goods, whose 
weight formerly debarred them from 
commerce, but also perishable goods 
which could not be handled under the 
slower conditions of earlier days. 

To-day, America is the leading na- 
tion of commerce. While she has only 
one-sixteenth of the earth's population, 
still she controls one-third of its 
wealth. This is due not only to her 
natural resources, but to the thrift of 
her citizens her great commercial sys- 
tem, and to her progressive form of 
government. 

All nations are eagerly turning their 
attention to the material progress of 
America, and while this great struggle 
of war and the shedding of human 
blood is existing in Europe and is re- 
sulting in the loss of crops and many 
thousands of human lives. America, 



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although suffering some loss, is ad- 
hering to those principles of democracy 
which will maintain her commercial in- 
terests. 

To-day, the American nation is de- 
veloping and enlarging more abundant- 
ly her International Commerce. Al- 
though the European war hinders 
trade, America still retains her 
share. The warring nations are eager 
to receive food and clothing. Their 
vegetables are ruined ; they can not be 
supplied with enough clothing from 
their own country because the uproar 
is too great to permit their factories 
to be in operation. The men have 
been called into the services of the 
government, and the women are not 
able to take their places in the factory 
and on the soil. What can they do? 
They must either suffer, or receive 
food, clothing and support from other 
countries. 

Due to this war, American Com- 
merce is increasing wth many other 



countries. But will she be competent 
to increase and preserve trade she is 
now establishing, should the normal 
European conditions be replaced, and 
when England's ships once more plow 
the waters of the mighty deep? 

If she does, she must first of all 
have men at the head of the Depart- 
ment of Commerce with greater and 
more comprehensive ideas of com- 
mercialism, because this war is 
awakenng greater efficiency in all hu- 
man interests. Every nation endeavors 
to bring forth their best trained men. 
Germany, England, France, and other 
European countries endeavor to regain 
the trade which they have lost during 
this great struggle. 

Hence it is necessary to have young 
men of this nation in schools, colleges, 
and universities to prepare to meet 
this great crisis, and it is only in this 
way that we can hope to maintain our 
standard in the commercial world. 



Class Officers. 



President — Owen Hershey 
Vice Pres. — Jacob Gingrich 
Secretary — Grace Mover 
Treasurer— Paul Hess 
Historian— Mary Hershey 
Prophet — Anna Cassel 
Optimist— Jacob Gingrich 
Pessimist — Ryntha Shelly 
Testator— Paul Hess 
Poetess— Grace Mover 
Presenter — Rhoda Miller 



Class Flower— Mock Orange. 

Class Colors— Brown and Gold. 

Class Motto — "Pressing Toward the Mark. 



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A Retrospect of Our Social, With Side 
Light Scenes. 

Far from being a gloomy month, 
the month of February shall ever stand 
out in the memories of the Seniors, as 
one of the happiest and cheeriest of 
months. It was in this month that 
our first real association was made pos- 
sible and that we really learned to 
"know each other as members of a 
class. It was here, that was first re- 
vealed the special talent of each one, 
and the glorious unity of the class as 
a whole, of which we are so proud. Of 
course we can not give to you our life, 
but we do want you to catch a little 
glimpse of it, as we lived it in these 
days and to acquaint you with the 
characters of our class, for we are 
proud of each one of them. We shall 
therefore attempt to picture to you, a 
few of our side scenes, to show you the 
joy and the benefit, to be derived in the 
associations of school lfe. 

Our class meetings and experiences 
at this time were like a continued 
story, they never ceased, seeming to 
meet at every intermission of class 
work. Unusual, would have been the 
meeting of one Senior with another, 
on the stairs or elsewhere were no ex- 
change of ideas or reports to be made. 

How well there echoes in our ears 
Miss Shelly's plea for "Plenty of eats." 
Was there ever a class meeting in 
which Mr. Gingrich did not brace our 
drooping spirits with his never failing 
optimism, which defied failure as he 
said "Sure, we can do it," "Why we're 
getting along fine." To our president's 
business like manner of appointing 
committees, and of seeing that the 
work was carried out, we attribute 
much of our success. We prized among 



us Miss Hershey, who seemed to have 
a never failing source of clever ideas. 
Miss Cassel, who with great patience 
and good will, never found anything 
she could do to great a burden, but 
willingly assumed it. Mr. Hess, who 
schemed and devised plans for the ar- 
tistic and was ever ready to satisfy any 
desire of the class in their field. Miss 
Miller, whose bright mind produced 
so many clever rhymes and whose 
skillful fingers were so useful. Miss 
Shelly, who in her resolute way ex- 
presses her opinions freely and as free- 
ly gave herself for service wherever 
or whatever was given her. Mr. Heisey 
whose horse proved to be of so 
much value, and himself such an ex- 
cellent errand boy. 

Our reason for picturing to you so 
many side scenes clustering about the 
social, is not to emphasize the social so 
much as to picture to you the character 
of the class, for it was through this 
social that our first real life as a class 
and our association with one another 
began. 

An Evening Scene of the Senior Girls 
Working in Hershey's and Moyer's 
Room. 
Door opens stealthily, and Shelly's 
wicked eyes appeared, while she 
whispers. Miss Myer doesn't know I'm 
here, she wasn't at home, so I'll have 
to keep quiet. Here's my kids. My 
but I did have to work to cut those 
jiggers out. What do you call them, 
cupids? Well here they are anyway, 
I believe there are hundreds, maybe 
that's exaggerated but it seems that 
many anyway. How are the invita- 
tions coming along? Can I help any- 
thing?" 



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Mary — "I don't know it's pretty full 
full already; look out you don't tumble 
over that chair." 

Nan — "Miss Myer said I could only 
stay a half hour, so perhaps you could 
come later Shelly and take my place 
there." 

Shelly— "All right."— departs. 

Rhoda— "Oh these little bits of 
hearts are so little I can hardly pick 
them up, and when I try to paste 
them, they stick fast to me, rather 
than the paper." 

Nan — "And these tiny bows, my 
fingers seem so awkward when I try to 
tie them." 

Mary — "Dear me girls, when shall 
we ever get these hundred or more 
invitations done till to-morrow? But 
you're keeping me busy Rhoda, to do 
my part. Help yourselves to the 
pretzels girls." 

Girls — Thanks, they taste good after 
the rice and beans of to-night. Knock. 

Mary — "Come." 

Miss Myer— "Don't forget its study 
hour girls, and try to subdue your 
voices. I don't care if you work 
awhile, but I don't wish you to dis- 
turb others." 

Rhoda — "Oh, Miss Myer, couldn't I 
stay longer than a half hour, there's so 
much to do here?" 

Miss Myer — "Will, what about your 
lessons? If you get those out you may 
stay." 

Rhoda— "All right. Thank you." 

Door closes— Rhoda — "This week I 
don't care very much if I don't get my 
work all out. I'm getting good out of 
this. Where's another invitation?" 

Here we shall leave them. 



A Night of Verse Making. 

Rhoda — "Whatever rhymes with 
pepper? Can't anyone think?" 

Nan — "How many more of these 
must be wrapped up? Here, Shelly, 
you hold that end while I tie this." 

Mary — "Rhoda, did you keep sepa- 
rate, the boys, and girls, verses? I do 
hope we shall not get them mixed." 

Rhoda — "Yes, here they are, but 
some of them sound rather poorly." 

Mary — "Where's that peanut rhyme? 
Oh here's the orange one, you ought to 
get this one Rhoda. It just fits you." 

Saturday Afternoon Scene. 

(Senior girls assembled in Hershey's 
and Moyer's room.) 

Miss Shelly, looking at some tiny 
1 askets — "You know I'd like to do 
some of that work, but I know I'd make 
a fizzle of it. I tell you. I'm going to 
town and I'll do some of the errands. 
I'll tend to the cake ordering. What 
kinds do we want?" 

A discussion follows after which 
Miss Shelly departs. 

Miss Miller— "Oh, Nan. What dear 
dainty little roses, those are! How in 
the world did you make them?" 

Mary— "Say girls, couldn't \'an 
make some real tiny ones for on the 
faculty cake? I believe they would 
look pretty." 

Rhoda — "Yes. especially with those 
candies, since the scheme is pink and 
white." 

Mary — "Would you make them 
Nancy?" 

Nancy— "Surely, if you think they 
are good enough." 

Rhoda— "Did you ever see anything 
prettier than these tiny baskets?" 



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Mary — "They will look pretty when 
filled with candy, won't they?" 

Anna— "And to think they are the 
work of our own hands. Indeed they 
are prettier than the one we bought." 
Mary— "Could we have more willing 
workers than our boys are? They do 
anything we ask of them." 

Anna — "They are real treasures. I 
think we have a remarkable class for 
willing workers, and unity of spirit." 
Rhoda — "How are Mr. Hess's candle 
shades progressing?" 

Mary — "Oh they are going to be 
pretty, when completed. You know 
he is cutting out the initials E. C. and 
the figures 1915. We are to cover 
them with this pink paper, through 
which the light will shine brightly 
when the candles are lighted." 

Nan — "I believe they will be pretty. 
I heard the boys talking the other day, 
about the awful time Mr. Gingrich had 
in cutting out those hearts and cupids, 
and what funny products he had, in 
some of them." 

Mary — "Yet, he never complained 
but said he was willing to do anything 
we should give him, if at all possible. 
O Nancy, I need another rose for 
this basket." 

Rhoda — "And I. Each one you 
make becomes prettier than the last 
and our demands greater, so if you 
become weary of making them, just 
stop making them so pretty. That 
will cure ns." 

Nan — "I'm glad if I can please you, 
and will make just as many as you 
wish." 

In the midst of their work we shall 
leave them. Rhoda perched upon the 
floor, curling paper; Nan, beside the 
bed strewn with paper, baskets and 



roses; Mary art the table decorating 
her last basket. 

Decorating Scene on the Day of the 
Social. 
(Music Hall, a scene of activity, 
8:30 A. M.) 

Enter Miss Shelly looking rather 
sheepishly, "Why, when did you people 
get to work? why didn't anybody call 
me? What shall I do now." 

Mary— "Well if you can do nothing 
else just now, you might clean these 
rugs, the boys have that booth to put 
up." 

Enter Miss Shelly sometime later 
with heated face and arms laden with 
rugs and broom — "Well I don't be- 
lieve there's a speck of dust in those 
rugs any more." 

Mary, turning to survey them ex- 
claims laughingly — "Why you poor 
girl, you've gone and cleaned those 
that had been cleaned and here's an- 
other big pile to be done." 

Mis Shelly picking up the second 
load says — "Well, all I've got to say is 
that whoever cleaned them before 
didn't clean them right, why they al- 
most blinded me with their dust" and 
away she tramped to repeat the opera- 
tion. 

"Say I think this is going to be 
great," came from Mr. Gingrich as his 
merry face peered out from the booth, 
the roof of which he was adorning with 
cupids and hearts. It did seem funny 
to see our dignified preacher engaged 
in such work and really enjoying it. 

"Where do you want me to hang 
this." questioned Mr. Hershey, wait- 
ing with his ready step-ladder in hand, 
which had been so much in demand. 
"I believe that we can arrange the 



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corner over the piano effectually by- 
draping all the paper to the center 
and putting a large heart and bow in 
the center" suggested Mr. Hess. 

"Where are the tacks, I'd like to fix 
this corner here," asked Rhoda looking 
in vain for the missing articles. 

Knock on the door. Miss Hershey 
withdraws. Returning shortly after- 
ward she exclaims, "People, what in the 
world do you think about all the gifts 
we are getting? I never heard of a 
class so fortunate? Did you? Miss 
Ulrich was just here, and brought us 
an immense big basket of delicious 
fudge which she herself made. Honest- 
ly I believe it weighs ten pounds." 

Rhoda— "And last night your mother 
sent that splendid big chocolate cara- 
mel cake." 

Nan — "And about fifteen dozen or 
more of those dainty heart shaped 
sand tarts." 

Shelly — "And those beautiful lily 
plants." 

Nancy— "Yes, and don't forget the 
splendid fudge and pinoche that Miss 
Seiders contributed." 

All — "We surely are a fortunate 
class." 

"I'm going for some pins" exclaimed 
Nancy, as she vanished from the room. 

"Say," said Mr. Heisey entering the 
room, having just returned from one of 
his many errand trips to town, "I had 
a lot of trouble to get that body ribbon 
in town," "That what?" asked Miss 
Hershey." Why that body ribbon 
urged Mr. Heisey producing the slip 
of paper to verify his statement. "Oh 
for goodness sake — what in the world 
did Miss Moyer write here, its baby 
ribbon and he thought she had body 
ribbon," explained Miss Hershey 
amidst the laughter. 



4:30 in the evening: Class assembled 
in Music Hall, the Reception Room of 
the evening. 

Mary— "Could this old room be 
made prettier than it is now?" 

Rhoda — "I do hope they will like it 
to-night." 

Mr. Gingrich — "How could they help 
it?" 

Mr. Hershey — "Aren't those roses 
fragrant? Where did they come from?" 

Miss Shelly — "Miss Miller allowed 
us to have them to-night. They cer- 
tainly add a lot don't they?" 

Alary — "Well I think it does look 
homelike, don't you? With that Li- 
brary table and rugs ; and the cushions 
and valentine decorations add so 
much" suggested Miss Moyer. 

Mr. Hess— "Its artistic they can't 
deny that, especially the corner with 
the booth." 

Mr. Hershey — "I guess we had bet- 
ter get to rehearsing. Here cames Mr. 
Heisey. He'll want to be going home 
shortly." 

Mary— "I went for Miss Miller and 
she'll be here to accompany for us 
shortly." 

Enter Miss Miller — "People, this 
room looks beautiful. I don't see how 
you did it." 

Exclamations — "We're glad you like 
it." "Your roses add so much." "Yes, 
indeed. We certainly appreciate your 
kindness." 

"Rehearsal." 

(6:30 P. M. Senior girls assembled 
in Commercial Hall — the Refreshment 
Room.) 

Rhoda— "Isn't that Faculty table 
pretty? My, but I like it." 

Shelly — "I think the whole room is 



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pretty. I'm glad we took the pink and 
white color scheme here and the red 
and white for the other." 

Nancy— "Here are the aprons. I col- 
lected enough because the boys were 
so much concerned about their's." 

Rhoda — "Well, I should say you did. 
How many did you bring, anyhow?" 

Mary — "Won't it be a relief when 
it's all over, that is if it goes off well. 
Everything is ready, isn't it? Did some 
body bring matches to light the 
candles?" 

Rhoda — "Yes, they're here, and Mr. 
Gingrich brought those little pencils 
over too." 

Nan— "The dishes are here, and the 
boys brought the ice-cream up. The 
only thing yet to be brought up is the 
cake." 

Mary— "I believe they're coming 
now." 

Thump on door. Girls open it. Boys 
enter and lay down their burdens, 
cautiously with sighs of relief while 
Mr. Hershey explained, "Jake's com- 
ing with the big one, he couldn't walk 
so fast it was too heavy." In the 
midst of the laughter that followed 
Jake did enter with the "big one" and 
likewise cautiously laid it down saying 
as he did so — "My! but that's heavy! 
But you ought to see how pretty those 
little candies and roses look." 
Our Reception Room, (Music Hall) 
7:30 P. M. 

Mary — "Doesn't this room have a 
dreamy and mysterious look to-night. 
The light shining through the red 
shades on the red decorations casts 
such a mellow and curious light every- 
where." 

Mr. Gingrich — "The air couldn't be 
more fragrant." 



Mr. Hess — Is everything ready for 
your soliloquy? When do you want me 
to bring in those boxes and mail?" 

Mr. Hershey — "Well, it's 7:30, I 
guess we'll open the doors now. Each 
one understands his part does he not. 
Don't forget to be on your job." 

Door opened. 

Class Meeting two days after the 
Social. 

President— "Well we must see that 
all bills that have not been paid be paid 
at once. Mr. Heisey you said you 
would return the freezer, didn't you." 

Mr. Heisey— "Yes and I'll take the 
bread-basket back." 

President — "Mr. Hess, you'll return 
the cake plates to Mrs. Fryer." (All 
r-mile.) 

Miss Hershey : "Now that's all about 
that, but what about the decorations? 
How are we to divide them?" 

President — "Well for my part, I 
think the girls worked the hardest and 
should have them." 

Mr. Gingrich — "I move that we be- 
queath them to the girls." 

Boys— "We agree." 

Girls — "Well you are very kind, but 
you shall have some remembrance if 
you want it. How would you like the 
candle shades? They would fit on 
your lights." 

Boys accept them. 

Mr. Gingrich :"The boys heard of 
our surplus cakes and have made a re- 
quest for them." 

Miss Hershey — "Well let's sell them 
it will help pay expenses and we have 
had so much to eat recently anyway." 

All agree and Mr. Gingrich was ap- 
pointed to dispose of the cakes. 

5 -.30 that evening, in answer to an 
urgent announcement, all the boys as- 



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sembled in Room A wondering what 
might be the important business on 
hand. Mr. C. M. Wenger, with a com- 
manding air mounts the table, and with 
cake in hand, calls out in shrill, jerky 
tones. "Ten cents," "Ten cents," etc. 
Thus amidst laughter he sold both 
cakes, Mr. Reber being the highest 
bidder in one case and Mr. Fogelsang- 
er in the other. 



Senior Calendar of Events. 

Sept, 7, School opened. 

Sept. 17, 1st Class Meeting. 

Sept. 24, Organization of Class. 

Sept. 24, Election of Officers. 

Sept. 24, Choice of Pennant— "Or- 
iginal design by Mr. Hess." 

Sept. 28. Brown and Gold chosen 
as class colors. 

Oct. 1, Choice of Motto, "Pressing 
Toward the Mark." 

Oct. 1, Election of Class Athletic 
Managers. 

Oct. 1, Choice of Class Pin. 

Oct. 1, Choice of Class Yell. 

Oct. 6, Class Song presented. 

Oct. 7, As Class Flower, the Mock 
Orange was chosen. 

Oct. 15, Election of Class Day Offi- 
cers. 

Nov. 13, Seniors in Advanced 
Courses admitted into Homerian Lit- 
erary Society. 

Feb. 13, Senior Valentine Social. 

March 1. Senior Class granted per- 
mission to publish June number of 
"Our College Times." 

March 18, Class decide to begin En- 
dowment Fund for purpose of building 
an Auditorium Building. 

April 5, Oration subjects handed to 
Faculty. 



April 22, Rehearsal of Class Dia- 
logue. 

April 23, Arbor Day exercises. 

April 23, Planting Class flower on 
Campus. 

April 2^, Planting of two other 
Mock Orange bushes. 

April 28, Class picture taken. 

April 28, Planting of Pansy Bed. 

May 13, Orations read before Facul- 
ty- 
June 9, Senior Prayer Meeting. 

June 16, Class Day exercises. 

June 16, Alumni Meeting. 

June 17, Commencement. 

The Class as a Whole. 

They are original. 

They are talented. 

All are systematic. 

They are hard workers. 

They lack in numbers. 

They are very ambitious. 

Their standards are high. 

They are loyal to their class. 

They are deliberate but sure. 

Unity is one of their strong points. 

They are too busy to be sociable. 

They are usually serious minded. 

They are too few with athletic abili- 
ty. 

They all appreciate music, but only 
a few have developed their talent along 
this line. 

Their aesthetic taste is manifest in 
their decorative ability. 

They are religious. All are mem- 
bers of the same church. 

Arbor Day Program. 
April the 23rd marked one of the 
most important days that the Seniors 
had thus far experienced. After sever- 



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al weeks of preparation, the eventful 
Arbor Day had arrived. The previous 
day had been a busy one. As the noon 
hour drew near, the boys were seen 
coming over the hill, heavily laden 
with their burden of flowers, and blos- 
themselves, evening found the frame- 
work ready for the decorations of the 
next day. 

On the afternoon of the 23rd, we as- 
sembled in Music Hall, the platform of 
which was now transformed to the 
scene of a summer veranda. Foliage 
screened the porch ; climbing ramblers 
twined about the pillars ; from a small 
tree just without the porch, tiny birds 
sent forth imaginary songs, even a 
tiny bird house had been procured with 
a small bird perched at it's opening. 
On the porch itself, palms, ferns, and 
flowers galore, lent their charm and 
fragrance to the scene. An imitation 
canary swung to and fro in it's cage. 

It was amid these surroundings that 
we rendered our Arbor Day program, 
which consisted of a scene in which 
our class was enjoying a reunion at 
the home of Mr. Hershey and his 
sister who were staying at their sum- 
mer residence in the suburbs of Phila- 
delphia. This was in the year 1925. 
Before the scene proper opens, the 
class as a whole march in to music, 
and sang an Arbor Day song, after 
which Mr. Hershey briefly narrates the 
circumstances to the audience and the 
class withdrew. Mr. Hershey is then 
alone, seated on his porch reading a 
recent number of the College Times. 
Occasionally he ejaculates aloud, as 
something surprising catches his eye. 
His sister soon appears on the porch, 
to arrange some flowers as a last 
touch of preparation, for the coming 



guests. While thus engaged she 
hears Owen exclaim : "Mr. Gingrich 
married !" In great surprise she turns 
to him with a host of questions, which 
he answers by reading the account 
given. They discuss the matter and 
express their regret for not having had 
previous knowledge of it, in order to 
invite her to the reunion also. 

In the midst of their conversation 
the first of their guests arrived, — the 
girls of the class. Conversation fol- 
lows, in which the Hershey home, the 
summer pleasures, the occupations of 
all, and the trip is discussed. Miss 
Shelly narrates a funny experience 
which occurred on the trip. The 
guests are then informed of the recent 
wedding of Mr. Gingrich. Great sur- 
prise is expressed, questions and excla- 
mations made. 

Scarcely has this subsided when the 
boys arrive, greetings are exchanged, 
and Mr. Gingrich congratulated. In 
answer to the regret expressed at the 
absence of Mrs. Gingrich, he informs 
them that she is very busy, being en- 
gaged in work at a Childrens' Mission, 
and could not at present be absent. 

In answer to questions concerning 
business and home life, Mr. Hess says 
that he is exceedingly busy and would 
scarcely have come had not his wife 
urged it. Mr. Heisey relates a very 
humorous incident which happened 
near his home shortly before coming. 

Miss Hershey then brings to each 
one a badge which she has made in the 
class colors, declaring that a reunion 
would not be complete without this. 

Conversation then turns to reminis- 
cences of the past, especially of the 
school days at Elizabethtown College. 
Mr. Hershey suggests suddenly, for 



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the sake of old times, that the Arbor 
Day program, as was supposed to be 
rendered ten years in the past, be ren- 
dered on this day which is also Arbor 
Day. The suggestion meets approval, 
and amid much laughter and many 
side remarks, the following program is 
then rendered : "Some Thoughts on 
the Significance of Arbor Day, Grace 
Moyer. As the next feature is a solo 
to be sung by Miss Hershey, it is dis- 
covered that there is no one to accom- 
pany her. In this dilemma, Miss Shel- 
ly comes to the rescue, remembers that 
Elizabeth lives just around the corner 
at the parsonage and offers to fetch 
her. Relieved, the class despatch her 
as messenger. 

After her arrival. Miss Hershey 
sings the solo, The Spring Song. Miss 
Cassel then recites "Three Trees" and 
"Hoosier's Spring Poetry." 

It is now Mr. Gingrich's turn to 
sing and in a happy voice which he 
claims is due to hs recent experiences, 
he sings "Sweet little Rose of the 
Woodland." 

"Everyday Botany" is then recited 
by Miss Miller. Miss Hershey then 
gives Reminiscences of past Arbor 
Days, as observed at Elizabethtown 
College. Mr. Hershey then makes a 
speech to the class, after which the 
class song is sung. 

At the close of our program as giv- 
en, with pennants floating to the sound 
of music, we marched to the corner 
plot of Memorial Hall, where the hole 
awaited the planting of our class 
flower, the mock orange. Surrounded 
by kind friends, one by one, we placed 
about the shrub our shovelful of soil, 
until it had been firmly implanted in 
it's new bed. In his oratorical man- 



ner, our president then gave the follow- 
ing address. 

Ode to Arbor Day. 

Here have we cleaved the green- 
sward with the spade, and deeply have 
buried amongst the slumbering mil- 
lions of a mighty sepulcher, our sor- 
rows, our failures, our tears ; yet hop- 
ing to resurrect in life's brief course 
from these scattered seeds, our joys, 
our triumphs, our victories. 

And in planting to-day this little to- 
ken of many a fond recollection, we 
too cherish the thought that here under 
these branches laden with a fragrant 
bloom of blossoms, a rising genera- 
tion of stalwart students shall seek be- 
neath its cool, inviting shadows, a 
pleasant, safe retreat from the noon- 
day sun. 

From here shall a mellow aroma 
borne on soft breezes, bringing new 
joy to each burdened heart, permeate 
the landmarks of College Hill. This 
bush shall be a general joy, the sing- 
ing birds shall build their nests among 
its branches, the busy bee shall gather 
nectar from its flowers, and just for 
variety's sake, there shall be a snow- 
fall each year in the middle of June. 

And if this small plant can give so 
much joy, let us as God's children the 
greatest of all, each day while we live, 
bring some new joy to the hearts of 



Dates to be Remembered. 

YVher Rose took Mary to the lec- 
ture. 

When Gingrich yelled out the win- 
dow "Gib mir wasser, Sallie." 

In Physics class when Nan ate the 
thermometer. 



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When "Dadie" was Irish and had a 
chicken in the reception room to help 
to entertain. 

When the Seniors defeated the 
Juniors in basket ball. 

When Rhodie's thoughts were in 
Florida. 

Arbor Day morning when the 
Juniors erected a slab in honor of the 
Seniors "who were gone, but not for- 
gotten." 

When Hershey dug the hole for the 
class tree, and the goblins covered it 
up in the night, and the fairies opened 
it in the morning during chapel time. 

The night Gingrich put his hair up 
in "kids" to have his pictures taken the 
next day. 

The Senior's social. 

The night when Hess moved down 
on "Orange Street." 

When Senior's had their pictures 
taken. 

The night Grace spilled the powder. 

When Mary received a half cake of 
chocolate for having kept the Library 
for twenty minutes. 

When Hershey's bed broke. 

The morning Mr. Hess ate nine eggs 
for breakfast. 

When Rose recited "Me and Mary." 

The day the Seniors planted the 
pansies. 

When Dr. Reber talked to the class. 

The day Rhoda cracked a joke. 

When Shelly fell off the locust tree. 

The day the Seniors decorated Music 
Hall. 

When Hershey received a cold water 
bath. 

The day after Hess made the fudge. 

When Rhoda received a crate of 
"Oranges." 

The day Nan passed geometry. 



The night some Seniors attended 
the musical at Harrisburg. 

When Hess sang the solo. 

When Mary's lung power split her 
dress in a voice lesson. 

The innumerable times Grace tore 
her dresses, and spilled things. 

When Mary's illness caused the 
Librarian so much cocern. 

Want Column 

A Martin's song — Moyer. 

Money for "kids"— Gingrich. 

Fat producer — Nan Cassel. 

More time for social affairs — Mary 
Hershey. 

New Grandstand— College. 

Tennis victory over Juniors — Shelly 

Place to rest our weary heads — 
Seniors. 

A fair young lady— Gingrich. 

A new gait — Rhoda. 

More time for sleep — Grace Moyer. 

Longer term of school — Paul Hess. 

A nurse — Owen Hershey. 

Students without appetites— College 

More shovels — Juniors. 

A mess of carp— Moyer. 

Ability to reorganize— Juniors. 

Box of tools to make bird houses — 
Shelly. 

A box of powder — Shelly. 

A good time — Hess. 

Scene in Bishop's Studio. 

Girls entering exclaim— "Oh, you're 
here already!" 

Boy's — "Yes Jake's posing for his 
and we had to oversee the job." 
"Where's Miss Shelly?" 

Girls — "Oh, she'll be along by and 
by. I guess she's having trouble 
with her new shoes." 

Mr. Gingrich's picture is taken and 
the girls prepare for the later ones. 



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Enter Miss Shelly— All exclaim, 
"Here she comes." "Why good morn- 
ing Miss Shelly." "How are your 
shoes?" "Hurry along we're waiting 
for you." 

Miss Shelly vanishes to dressing 
room, reappears shortly afterwards 
with her dainty new shoes in full 
prominence. 

Now how shall we arrange ourselves 
to greatest advantage, was the great 
question of each of us. Some of us 
scratching our heads, and others look 
ing about as if to catch a thought from 
somewhere. 

Miss Hershey spying a large chair 
suddenly exclaimed "Here's just the 
thing." We'll have Mr. Gingrich sit 
in the center and we'll cluster around 
him." 

Yes, indeed, that will be just the 
place for our dignified preacher," 
echoed others. 

Mr. Hershey— "All right, Jake, 
here's your chair, come sit down." 

Mr. Gingrich, sitting down — "Say, I 
like this., I don't feel so big when I am 
sitting. But what shall I do with my 
hands." 

Mr. Hess— "We could't have thought 
of a brighter idea." "Where's that 
cushion of our's?" "Unless we cover 
up Jake's feet, we won't see anything 
else on the picture." 

Mr. Hershey — "Sure enough those 
'nines' would cover us all up." "Quick 
cover them." 

Mr. Bishop — "Now, I tell you, I 
think it would look well it two girls 
would sit on low chairs on either side 
of Mr. Gingrich." 

Class— "All right, lets try that." 
Anna — "Mary and Grace, suppose 
w*i sit there." 



Rhoda— "Yes, sit down." 
Mary to Grace — "How are you going 
to have your hands." "On one you 
have it up and I'll have mine down, 
and on the other we'll reverse it." 

Miss Shelly— "Say, Mr. Gingrich, 
how long did you have your hair up in 
'kids' last night?" 

Mr. Gingrich, laughingly replies — 
"Oh, I don't remember." 

Mr. Hershey — "Pauline, you must 
sit on a high chair, because you're our 
baby." 

Nancy — "Yes, Mr. Hess, there is one 
in the corner." 

Mr. J less — "I tell you it's mighty 
fortunate that this picture is being 
taken this week or Mr. Hershey would 
have such a far away look that Mr. 
Bshop could never focus the picture." 

Mr. Hershey smiles but casts a warn- 
ing look at Mr. Hess. 

Miss Hershey — "Owen, If you leave 
your hands like that, they will be all 
knuckles." 

Miss Shelly concernedly-"How shall 
I look, Miss Huber won't you please 
arrange me?" 

Mr. Gingrich — "Are you sure my 
feet are covered." "I forgot to black- 
en my shoes." 

Miss Miller— "Do stop your joking, 
Mr. Gingrich, or I'm sure I'll laugh." 

Miss Cassel — "My eyes will be like 
saucers, they always stare on pictures." 

Sounds of children's voices. 

Mr. Hess — "Hear Bishop's Glee 
Club." All laugh. 

Mr. Bishop— "This way, quiet please 
there, it's over." 

All give sighs of relief and exclama- 
tion. 

(The reason this scene does not cor- 
respond in all details to the picture 



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given is due to the fact that we had 
several taken and chose the best one.) 

An Evening Scene of Activity. 

Buzz! Whizz! Whizz! hummed the 
lawn mowers on a certain evening in 
May. "Look out," shouts Miss Shelly 
as she hurries along over the plot of 
grass in front of Alpha Hall. Hum! 
Zizz ! echoes Mr. Hershey's swiftly 
moving mower from another corner. 

"Such awful weeds" exclaims Miss 
Miller. "Why there is more dande- 
lion than anything else here, you have 
to hunt for a blade of grass," and in- 
dustriously with knife in hand she 
pulls them out with vengeance. 

"You Juniors are granted permission 
to enter this plot only if you help 
to work," declared Miss Hershey try- 
ing to look dignified and stern, but 
failing altogether, for the laugh would 
twinkle in her eye and play about her 
mouth. "All right," replies Miss Long 
a friendly Junior. "Come Ruth, let's 
haul away these rejected weeds." 

Mr. Gingrich with a merry laugh 
a word here, then there, works dili- 
gently at the crescent bed which we 
all see in our dreams, a future sea of 
pansies. 

Miss Cassel, our Nancy, between her 
fun with naughty Miss Booz, spades 
away at the flower bed in an attempt 



to break the lumps found there or 
help pull weeds when her spade was 
demanded. 

By the bed in a large pail the bright, 
thoughtful faced pansies view the pro- 
ceedings and appear to meditate on 
the agreeableness of their future home. 

"Here's the new ground," call Mr. 
Hershey and Mr. Hess, as they appear 
with their load. "All right, I am 
ready. Put it on." Commands Mr. 
Gingrich. 

In a few moments the bed is prepared 
and in the fading light of day the 
pansies are transferred to their new 
homes, each with a hope planted with 
it. As the last tones of the summon- 
ing bell die away the scene of bright 
activity is changed to one of peaceful 
quiet. 

Class Yells. 

Straw-berry shqrt-cake, huckle-berry 
pie, 

V— I— C— T-O— R-Y, 
Are we in it? Well, I guess, 

E'town, E'town, Yes! Yes! Yes! 

Chica-laca, Chica-laca, chow, chow, 
chow, 
Boma-laca, Boma-laca, bow, wow, 
wow, 
Chica-laca, Boma-laca, Cis, Bom, Bah, 
Seniors, Seniors, Rah ! Rah ! Rah ! 



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CLASS SONG 

We're a band of happy seniors 
Striving for the mark we prize 

And we hope by firm endeavor 
Step by step in life to rise. 

Chorus : 

Then Seniors, Seniors join the song 

And shout for nineteen fifteen, 
To the ranks of Brown and Gold we belong 

Hurrah for E'town College. 

Oh ! hail to E'town College, 

A name to us most dear 
To thee all praise be given 

With voices loud and clear. 

May we e'er prove true and loyal, 
To our Brown and Gold so dear, 

And thus gain the crown of glory, 
Throughout each coming year. 



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BY POPULAR VOTE 



Best looking boy 
Best looking girl 
Best dressed boy 
Best dressed girl 
Most studious boy 
Most studious girl 
Most industrious boy 
Most industrious girl 
Most pious looking girl 
Most pious looking boy 
Most mischievous girl 
Most mischievous boy 
Biggest feet 
Best debater 
Most congenial girl 
Most congenial boy 
Wears out most shoes 
Noisiest boy 
Noisiest girl 
Typical College girl 
Best giggler 
Cutest mouth 
Darkest complexion 
Least sociable boy 
Most foxy girl 
Best orator 
Curliest hair 
Most ingenious girl 
Most athletic boy 
Most athletic girl 
Most coquettish girl 
Most optimistic 
Most masculine girl 
Most effeminate boy 
Most precocious girl 
Most conscientious girl 



Hershey 

Moyer 

Hess 

Hershey 

Hess 

Cassel 

Gingrich 

Moyer 

Miller 

Gingrich 

Shelly 

Hess 

Gingrich 

Mary Hershey 

Cassel 

Gingrich 

Moyer 

Hershey 

Shelly 

M. Hershey 

Miller 

Hess 

Cassel 

Hershey 

Shelly 

Hershey 

Gingrich 

Shelly 

Hershey 

Shelly 

M. Hershey 

Gingrich 

Shelly 

Hess 

Rhoda 

Moyer 



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CLASS POEM 



As the class of nineteen fifteen 

We come on this glad, joyous day, 
A class not so large 'twill be seen, 

But bravely we go on our way. 

Sorrows and joys have we shared, 

Long have we labored and toiled. 
No time and no pains have we spared 

To prove loyal to our Brown and Gold. 

We chose as the flower of our class 

The mock orange so fragrant and white ; 
And ere long above the green velvet grass 

Our three bushes will bloom, a beautiful sight. 

Our pins and our cushions and pennants 

Are emblems of this last happy year, 
And in days to come will be a remembrance, 
Of the happy hours spent together here. 

And now there are eight different ways, 

Which may lead to paths far apart, 
But with our motto in mind every day, 

We'll loyally strive to Press Toward the Mark. 

Though in numbers our class may be small. 

In quality, genius and unity, 
Few E-town classes surpass us at all 

For each in the class shows special ability. 

Here is our President, our star in athletics. 

Who in classroom and laborator) has worked with a will. 
Striving to conquer his Virgil and Physics, 

And much other knowledge his mind to fill. 

A word for our Vice President, a most studious boy, 
So earnest and dignified, yet always so cheerful, 

To see his bright smile you'd think he's all joy, 
Our Preacher whose life will always he useful. 



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Our Secretary next, a true noble girl, 

Always so busy yet cheerful and kind, 
Who has gleaned from her lessons many a pearl, 

And may she ever in life much happiness find. 

Our flaxed-haired Mary with resolute mind, 
For her we predict quite a successful future, 

And we hope in the schoolroom she ever will find 
A pleasing vocation that surely will suit her. 

Now here is our Rhoda, a very bright girl, 

Who'd rather raise fruit than teach public school, 

So from some fertile farm will look for the Earl, 
Who'll take her with him as is generally the rule. 

The class could not do without tricky Paul Hess, 
Our treasurer, designer and mail-carrier lad, 

Though still very young the fates do confess 

That a pretty blonde girl will make his life glad. 

Here's to our Shelly, so cunning and sly, 

And not at all bashful when compared with the others, 
But she could not be otherwise if she would try, 

For as playmates, you know, she had only brothers. 

And there is our Nancy, her low gentle voice, 
Will comfort and cheer wherever she goes, 

In far distant lands she will ever rejoice, 

To bring the glad message of peace and repose. 

And now farewell to these classmates dear 
To our College and our teachers so true, 
And may God graciously bless from year to year 

All who are loyal to the gray and blue. 

Written by Rhoda Miller and Anna Cassel. 



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Knee-Deep In June. 

March ain't never nothin' new! — 
Aprile's altogether too 

Brash for me ! and May- — I jes' 
'Bominate its promises, — 
Little hints o' sunshine and 
Green around the timber-land — 
A few blossoms, and a few 
Chip-birds, and a sprout er two, — 
Drap asleep, and it turns in 
'Fore daylight and snows ag'in! — 
But when June comes — clear my th'oat 

With wild honey!— Rench my hair 
In the dew! and hold my coat! 

Whoop out loud! and th'ow my hat!- 
June wants me, and I'm to spare! 
Spread them shadders anywhere, 
I'll git down and waller there, 
And obleeged to you at that! 

— James Whitcomb Kile 



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Nye, Elizabetlitown, Pa. 



Harry H. Nye. 
"Henner." "Noggy." 

We are proud to have as one of our 
number Mr. Nye, who has taken his 
Senior Year's work at Franklin and 
Marshall College. Before entering F. 
and M. he had completed the Commer- 
cial and Pedagogical courses at E-town 
and had also done effective work as a 
student-teacher. He has starred as a 
debater, student and teacher. Having 
taken a deep interest in History, he 
has specialized along this line and ex- 
pects to enter the University of Penna. 
this fall and continue his study. His 
pleasing: personality has won for him 
many friends. As a Doctor of History 
his success is assured. 

Favorite expression — "Good night." 

Pastime— Reading the works of 
Orison Swettmarden. 

Matrimonial prospect — Settled. 

Strong point — Ease on public plat- 



Joshua D. Reber. 
"Josh." 

Homerian Literary Society. 

This young man is a native of Berk; 
county. He has taken his Senior 
year's work at Juniata College. We 
shall ever remember Josh as our 1) »>k- 
room man. His kind, generous spirit, 
his friendly manner, his droll humor, 
have won for him manv a friend. As 
head of the Commercial department he 
pr >ved himself capable and efficient. 
( >ur best wishes go with him for future 
success. 

Favorite expression -"I ley." 

Matrmonial prospect — Ask him. 

Failing — His Dutch twang. 

Strong point — Business ability. 




Joshua D. Reber. Elizabethtown, Pa. 



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Our Faculty 



Our Faculty consists of fifteen regular members, distinguish- 
ed for their high scholarship, their moral and religious character, 
their zealous devotion, and their spirit of self-sacrifice. Bring 
ihcm the raw material of humanity, and within a few years they 
will have the shining product ready for society. What they 
have imparted in the class rooms is of great value. But what 
I hey have bestowed by their chapel talks, by their exhortations 
in the prayer meetings, and by their personal example is of in- 
valuable worth. Their noble influence has changed many a life, 
has crushed man}- a vulgar habit, has moulded many a virtuous 
character. 

With what keen regrets we Lave these invigorating foun- 
tains where our thirst for the truth was gratified so much by their 
ccol refreshing waters. Yet we rejoice in the fact that new 
fountains were awakened within us. which will supply us with 
sufficient life during our unending career. 

With heartfelt gratitude and appreciation, O most worthy 
f: <rl!' . !he class of nineteen fifteen bids vou farewell. Farewell! 



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The Motto of an Educated Man in History 

If You Can't Construct Don't Obstruct 



Prof. J. G. Meyer. 



External paraphernalia, environment 
and blind necessity play a part in the 
making of a man but they are not the 
most important factors which deter- 
mine man's welfare and usefulness. Of 
the one billion six hundred million 
people in the world every one makes 
himself. The big problem of every 
man's life is the development of his 
specific genius. This is his life's work. 
Since Commencement is over and Va- 
cation is on we must not think that our 
education is completed. The process 
of education continues as long as a 
man desires to grow more useful. It 
does not stop when school days are 
over, for these are only days of prepa- 
ration for a larger school in which man 
may continue to grow in his apprecia- 
tion of the true, the beautiful and the 
good as found in the realms of nature, 
socal-contegration and religion. 

Nature is bound but man is free. In 
nature there is a constant repetition of 
processes but the history of man is 
a movement which goes forward all 
the time. Animals and plants have no 
history. They always reproduce after 
their kind and when their offspring 
have lived through the same cycle 
through which their ancestors lived 
they have simply lived the same cycle 
over again and that is all. Plants and 
animals repeat the identical processes 
of others like them. But in the hu- 
man sphere there is more than repe- 
tition of the same cvcle of ancestral 



experiences, for here there is a progres- 
sion and a factor of personality and 
the freedom of choice. One genera- 
tion of man takes up what it inherits 
from the preceding generation and 
transmits its own life with its addition- 
al contributions to the next generation. 
This makes the history of man progres- 
sive like compound interest. So like- 
wise every age makes advances on its 
predecessors. Each age takes up life 
where it was left by the preceding age 
and then carries it forward with a con- 
tribution from its own experience. 

"Not enjoyment and not sorrow 
Is our destined end and way 

But to act that each to-morrow 
Find us farther than to-day." 

Every human life acquires volumes 
as it advances. It begins at birth but 
does not end at death, for it finds the 
goal beyond the grave. 

But the thing that makes life serious 
is the fact that "no man liveth to him- 
self alone." Society is an organism of 
which every man is an organic part. 
Every individual acts on every other 
individual. Neither is complete with- 
out the other. For the completion of 
his being man needs intercourse with 
his fellow-men. He needs to receive 
help and give help. Our lives are the 
complements of other lives and others 
are the ccomplements of ours. Where 
ideal relations exist there must needs 
be a mutual complementation and 
present with it a mutual reciprocation. 



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This influence of each man upon others 
as well as upon the life-movements of 
the entire race depends upon himself. 
Of course the influence on this move- 
ment is greatest in one whom we call 
a representative man. Martin Luther 
represented and acted for Germany 
during the Reformation and his influ- 
ence was tremendous. 

The old question whether the world 
is growing better or worse depends on 
whether the influence of the individu- 
als, constituting the race, is stronger 
for the right than for the wrong. The 
rate at which man in history is ap- 
proaching the absolute good and per- 
fect freedom, i. e. the goal of the race, 
is proportional to the resultant of the 
good and evil forces in our system of 
social-cointegration. The fact is that 
the world is growing both better and 
worse at the same time. And we like 
to think that the good is gaining the 
advantage for we believe that truth is 
steadily marching on and will in the 
end gain complete victory. This on- 
ward movement of the human race, 
then, involves a constant struggle be- 
tween opposing elements. It is this 
struggle that gives life such flavor and 
zest. It is a spiritual struggle, — a 
movement out of darkness into the 
light. And every man is lined up in 
this struggle on the side of right or on 
the side of wrong. But not until 
every man is a constructive agent for 
the right will the life-movement of the 
human race have reached its goal. To 
say the least that can truthfully be said 
is that the struggle of the upward 
forces against the downward forces 
will be successfully over only when 
there is no one who any longer ob- 
structs. 

Every college student and every 
disciple of the truth in the school of 
life is anxious to be on the right side 
of the movement about which we are 
talking. I'.ut there are some of us who 
arc not yet trained to be artistic and 
constructive. There are some of us 
who have not been successfully taught 



to think for ourselves. Nevertheless 
let us not be discouraged and above all 
let us not discourage another's efforts 
in helping to make the world a better 
place in which to live. If you can't 
be original don't prevent another from 
being. "If you can't boost don't 
knock." If you can't construct don't 
obstruct. A liberal education may be 
the only thing that is wanting in your 
case and mine. 

The primary object of an education is 
to make man an efficient, a free and a 
constructive agent in the onward move- 
ment of human progress. The least 
that can be said of an educated man is 
that he has been successfully taught 
not to obstruct. 

Any one who is still inclined to be 
pessimistic, to tear down or destroy 
is not yet educated. He has not yet 
been led out of the darkness into the 
light. He is still bound by evil forces ; 
he is still lined up with the downward 
forces. So long as a man does as he 
pleases he is bound. Man becomes 
free only when he pleases to do what he 
ought. A man is not an asset to so- 
ciety because he is in a position to in- 
terfere, discourage and check enter- 
prise. A grain of dust can clog a 
watch, a stone can derail a train, ship- 
worms can sink a ship, burrowing 
moles can destroy a dike, and yet no 
one would therefrom deduce that dust 
and boulders and vermin are coequal 
with the clock-maker and the engineer 
and the ship-wright and the dike-build- 
er. An idiot can destroy the lifework 
of a genius. An inventor may hammer 
away for a year and the same tool in 
the hands of a fool can destroy his 
product in an instant. 

No man requires an education so 
badly as he who considers himself be- 
yond its need. Greatness never mani- 
fest- itself so plainly as when power 
modestly a>ks for information and 
evinces a desire to be taught. You 
can't graduate from experience. The 
school of life teaches new lessons every 
hour. Go back to your studies, join 



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the class to-morrow morning with open 
ears and an open mind. The activi- 
ties of this earth are so manifold, 
changes so constant, opportunities for 
improvement so numerous that no one 
can simply rely upon his individual 
wisdom and observation alone. The 
experience of the race is needed and 
the race needs our experience. Noth- 
ing is certain until it is achieved. 
There is a percentage of risk in all 
unattempted undertakings. The road- 
breakers of progress are the men who 
think: "IT CAN BE DONE." Time 
and time again individuals have ac- 
complished, through unflagging confi- 



dence, things which precedent and cold 
reasoning had declared impossible. 
Make sure you are lined up with the 
upward forces in the triumph of right 
over wrong. Be persevering in your 
efforts to help the world become bet- 
ter. Put into practice the lessons of 
your school days. Plan to be more 
useful and more efficient by continuing 
your education. If you can't construct 
don't obstruct. For the man in the on- 
ward movement of human progress 
who does things worth while has 
learned to be constructive rather than 
destructive. 



Elizabethtown College 

Frances Ulrich 



Perhaps the best view of the College 
is obtained from the northwestern end 
of the campus. This gives us a de- 
tailed view of the two large brick build- 
ings situated on the crest of a hill and 
surrounded by beautiful open country. 
To the west is a large well-kept or- 
chard and to the north about half an 
acre of fine trees. The southwestern 
side of the campus is bounded by a 
group of attractive white farm build- 
ings. 

Alpha Hall, the larger of the College 
buildings, faces north. It is a plain 
structure, three stories high. The 
many windows give it an air of cheer- 
fulness and together with the roof 
serve to break the monotory of its out- 
line. The eastern and western ends of 
the building give the impression of 
having been made separately and then 
placed parallel to each other and joined 
at right angles by a small structure 
with a steep conical roof. As a result, 
there is a large gable at either end, 
which is the more prominent because 
each end projects front and rear be- 
yond the middle part. To relieve the 



severity of the middle roof three small 
gabled windows are built into it. In 
order to give balance to the building 
as well as for convenience there are 
two outer stairways leading to entran- 
ces, one at each end, instead of only 
one central doorway. The western end 
of the building stands out charmingly 
against the sky because of a quaint 
gabled window flanked on either side 
by a tall English chimney. 

Memorial Hall extends east and west 
parallel with Alpha Hall and is situat- 
ed just far enough east of the latter to 
afford an unobstructed view of both 
buildings when approaching along the 
driveway from the north. It is a heavy 
looking structure, three-storied, and 
with its many small windows it re- 
sembles an armory. Descending from 
the edge of its flat roof almost perpen- 
dicularly to meet the top of the brick 
wall is about eight feet of wood-work 
covered with slate. This is the upper 
story of dormitories. It surmounts 
the brickwork somewhat like the bor- 
der of a papered room, but instead of 
presenting a graceful appearance it 



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makes the building look still heavier. 
The white wood-work of the windows 
in the slate border is a pleasing and re- 
freshing contrast. The only thing to 
break the sky-line is a squat tower 
similar to the old block-houses, rising 
from the western end of the roof. The 
main entrance faces west and its deep 
heavy archway is in keeping with the 
entire structure. During rainy weath- 
er Memorial Hall is bounded on the 
north by a large lake, and the beauti- 
ful trees stretching down to the water 
form a pretty foreground. 

By following the tree-bordered con- 
crete walk leading from College Ave. 
the top of the hill is soon reached. Here 
the path separates at right angles. The 
one part leads to the west entrance of 
Alpha Hall, whence another walk 
leads to Memorial Hall. Before this 
is reached a path turns off and leads 
to the east entrance of Alpha Hall. 
From here another walk extends diag- 
onally across to the concrete steps in 
front of Memorial Hall. 

There is no walk around the build- 
ings ; only a driveway. Turning to the 
west and following the drive one 
reaches the rear of Alpha Hall which 



is almost the same as the front, ex- 
cepting the fire-escape at the middle of 
the building and one chimney between 
the two gables. To the east is a tennis 
court and an open field and close to 
the College a pump house. A little 
more to the southeast is a white cot- 
tage and beyond, the afore-mentioned 
farm. 

The road now curves to the northwest 
and sweeps around the eastern side of 
Memorial Hall. Here one gains a 
good view of the eastern end of each 
of the two buildings. Alpha Hall 
shows two dormer-windows and one 
chimney between them, instead of one 
window between two chimneys as at 
the west end. Memorial Hall has a 
low stone leanto which shelters the 
heating plant. A large chimney rises 
from it and to the left of the chimney 
is a small entrance admitting to the 
rear stairway of Memorial Hall. To 
the left of this entrance is the fire es- 
cape. 

Between the two buildings is a 
grassy space dotted with a few trees. 
This affords an excellent view of Eliza- 
bethtown. 



Why I Like Farming 



Oram Leiter 



Farming is my favorite occupation 
and it is a calling of which any one may 
be proud. So many young people 
leave the farm and go to the city be- 
cause they think they can find easier 
work. I never found farming to be 
very hard work and it is not as mo- 
notonous as work in an office or fac- 
tory. 

In the first place, farming is an in- 
dependent occupation. I do not be- 
lieve that a more independent business 
is to be found. The farmer is not com- 
pelled to follow a ceaseless round of 



work with machine-like regularity and 
carry it out to the dot. If he wants to 
plow in the morning and go to town 
in the afternoon he does it. and the 
plow will wait for him until he is ready 
to resume the work. If he wants to 
attend a sale no one can hinder him. 
He can stop work in the evening at 
such an hour as suits his convenience 
and lie begins in the morning when he 
sees proper. Of course, if he wishes 
to make a success of his business he 
must have enough ambition to get his 
work done in season. He cannot idle 



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away his time and expect the crops 
to grow without any attention or ef- 
fort on his part. It is about as easy 
»to make a failure of farming as of any 
other enterprise. 
There is such a variety of work on 
the farm that even the hard tasks are 
made easier. What is more pleasant in 
spring than to turn over the straight 
furrows of fresh earth ! Or in summer, 
working in the new-mown hay or 
shocking the golden grain after the 
reaper! Then, in the fall when the 
leaves are turning red, with knife in 
hand he cuts and shocks the large 
green corn which he enjoyed planting 
and cultivating during the summer. 
Later he spends more happy hours 
husking the beautiful yellow ears, for 
what is more pleasant than to husk 
corn on a beautiful autumn day! 
Some one may say that the duties 
mentioned are only a small part of the 
work devolving upon the farmer. There 
is much work besides, and there are 
some tasks that are not so pleasant, but 
the latter are soon disposed of; and 
we must remember that every calling 
has its discouragements, while there is 
none that brings us in close touch with 
nature as the business of agriculture. 
Thirdly, farming is a healthful oc- 
cupation. It keeps one in the open 
air nearly all the time, when plowing 
pitching hay. harvesting, and the like, 
the farmer takes deep breaths of good 
fresh air, and the sunshine .gives his 
skin a healthy color. Nine-tenths of 
the farm work is done out in the open 
air while the remaining one-tenth is 
done in a well-ventilated shed. Even 



in-doors it is different from the city 
where there are large factories to give 
off impurities and rows of tall build- 
ings to block the sunlight. The farm 
for air and light and healthful appetite- 
producing exercise. Who has a strong- 
er muscle than the man who has 
handled a Syracuse plow among the 
rocks ? 

Lastly, farming is an honest occupa- 
tion. All the products of the farm are 
useful and beneficial to man, except 
tobacco, and there is no excuse for 
raising that despised weed and trying 
to sell it to any one. When you sell 
a man a bushel of potatoes he is get- 
ting something which is unquestion- 
ably useful and essential. Similarly, 
all the crops of the season represent 
value dollar for dollar to the purchaser, 
and the farmer can rest easy because 
he is a real benefactor to mankind. 
How different the feeling in the case 
of the proprietor of a pool room who 
takes ten cents from a young man for 
the use of his pool table for half an 
hour! Or how can the man behind 
the counter sell a pack of cigarettes 
with the same clear conscience the 
farmer has when he sells ten bushels of 
wheat! And so there are many occu- 
pations concerning whose usefulness 
and honorableness we might hold dif- 
fering opinions ; but in reference to 
farming the case is clear. The hus- 
bandman feeds and clothes the race. 
Whatever changes in industrial life 
future epochs may bring, the tiller of 
the soil wll abide ; his position is above 
reproach, and his place secure. 






EDITORIAL BOARD 
JACOB S. HARLEY, Editor-in-Chief 



.School Notes 



Grace Moyer 

Mary G. Hershey . . . 

Rhoda Miller Homerian Notes 

Naomi Longenecker, K. L. S. Notes 

■Calvin J. Rose 



ASSOCIATE EDITORS 

Gertrude Miller Alumni NoteB 

Isaac J. Kreider Exchanges 

Virgil Holsinger Business Manager 

Daisy P. Reider Art Editor 

Athletics 



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Agriculture. 
I've seen great sights, but I would not 

give 
This spot and the peaceful life I live 

For all their Paris and Rome. 

—Trowbridge's "Farmer John." 

When we think of the words of Cow- 
per, "God made the country and man 
made the town," we should remember 
that the author of the phrase was a 
recluse and that he was inclined to 
over-emphasize the advantage of rural 
over city life. We know that the 
man at the plow and the man at the 
desk or in the mill are laboring to the 
same great end. But we observe that 
as the nation develops and our cities 



enlarge, the urban dweller retreats 
farther and farther from the soil into 
the recesses of the great metropolis, his 
habits of life become more and more 
different from those of his brother in 
the field and the forest, he drifts into 
an existence that becomes more and 
more artificial and machine-like, more 
and more remote from nature, from 
birds, flowers, trees, clouds, and the 
sunshine itself, with all of which the 
tiller of the soil remains in close con- 
tact. The city resident finds his life 
growing complex and his problems 
diffcult. To offset the advantages at 
which he grasped he finds certain evils 
springing up. The crowded city seems 
to hold the exeremes of life. Here cen- 



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ter colossal material projects, broad 
movements for progress, and from here 
issue vast undercurrents of corruption 
which menace the permanence of the 
unfolding national organism. Life on 
the farm has remained more nearly as 
it always was, simple, segregated, nat- 
ural, and pure. 

There have been set on foot various 
movements seeking to modify the city 
life of to-day, endeavoring to evolve 
better conditions by retaining its ad- 
vantages which are immense and avoid- 
ing those elements which have proven 
themselves detrimental, striving to 
create an atmosphere in which the 
soul of the individual may expand in a 
normal healthful way, grow strong, 
symmetrical, and beautiful. If all per- 
sons found pleasure in agriculture, if 
all loved to plant seed and delighted to 
watch it grow and assist it in develop- 
ing day by day, then public sentiment 
would demand for each toiler in the 
shop and the office and the store his 
little field and a few hours each day for 
getting close to the soil. The suburbs 
of the city would be enlarged, and the 
tenement districts eliminated, and we 
should realize the dream of Penn, who 
designed that Philadelphia should be- 
come a "green country town." A 
healthier taste would spring up which 
would not demand the excitement of 
the parade and the show, excessive in- 
dulgence in the halls of revelry, on in- 
ordinate pursuit of pleasure of any 
kind. 

Shall we not regard agricultural edu- 
cation as an effective agency in bring- 
ing about ideal life, inculcating higher 
taste? Not the least of its functions 
is to make the city environment a more 
helpful one. To this end there are 01 
should be courses devoted to land- 
scape gardening, to the beautifying of 
lawns, to raising vegetables, to cook- 
ing, and to household decoration. Then 
again, the agricultural school is serv- 
ing a useul purpose in checking the 
abnormal drift toward the city. It is 
supplemented in this by the telephone, 



the trolley, the automobile, and the 
rural route, which have in a measure 
changed the rural community into a 
suburb of the town and taken away a 
large part of the loveliness and feeling 
of isolation and the consequent discon- 
tent which are apt to arise within the 
boy or girl in the country home. In 
addition, the Chautauqua, the farmers' 
institute, and the correspondence 
school are having their potent effect in 
making broad, intelligent, and aesthetic 
the minds of those who in former days 
have not been reached by helpful in- 
fluences such as these. 

Elizabethtown College has its agri- 
cultural department which we hope 
may be developed until it includes its 
corps of instructors, experimental farm 
and full equipment; until it even af- 
fords students a means of earning therr 
way through college. Should some be- 
nevolent person be inspired to endow 
this department and broaden its scope 
of usefulness, he would accomplish in- 
calculable good and deserve the grati- 
tude of the hundreds who would bene- 
fit by the instruction thus placed with- 
in their reach. 

New Members of Next Year's Faculty. 

When the new school year opens on 
September 6, a number of last year's 
faculty will be missing, and their places 
will be filled by others. The teachers 
who are not returning are Prof. I. Z. 
Hackman, principal of the Commercial 
Department ; Miss Elizabeth Kline, di- 
rector of Vocal Music ; Miss Elizabeth 
Miller, teacher of piano; Miss Anna 
Wolgemuth, teacher of shorthand, and 
I. J. Kreider, hall teacher, teacher of 
Geography and Physical Culture. 

The new principal of the Commercial 
Department will be Prof. J. H. Fries, 
who has taught Pennmanship and 
Bookkeeping the last two years in 
■Worcester Business Institute, Wor- 
cester, Mass. He is a native of Mer- 
cersburg, Franklin Co., Pa. He was 
graduated from Blue Ridge College in 
1912 and from the Cambria Business 



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College in 1913. He also spent six 
months in Zanerian College of Pen- 
manship at Columbus, Ohio. His 
teaching experience includes four years 
in the public schools of Franklin Co., 
one year in the South Fork High 
School and two years at Worcester 
Business Institute, He is spending the 
summer months in the N. Y. Universi- 




D. C. Reber, A.M., Pd. D., President 

A. B. Juniata, A. M. Ursinus, Pd. D. N. Y. University 

ty School of Commerce and therefore 
will come well equipped to take up his 
work as principal of the Commercial 
Department and hall teacher. He is a 
member of the Church of the Brethren. 

Miss M. Gertrude Hess, who assist- 
ed in both vocal and instrumental 
music in Elizabethtown College during 
the past year is promoted to the posi- 
tion of vocal director for the school 
year 191 5- 16. She will teach the 
voice culture, the chorus class and 
other musical branches. To equip 
herself further for her new and respon- 
sible duties she is spending the sum- 
mer vacation at the Oberlin College 
Conservatory of Music. 

Miss Lore Brenisholtz of Green- 
castle, Pa., will succeed Miss Mary 
Elizabeth Miller as the leading teach- 



er of piano and organ for next year. 
Miss Brenisholtz is a graduate of the 
Greencastle High School and has. re- 
ceived her musical training from such 
noted specialists as Mr. Jensen and Dr. 
Mansfield. She is a member of the 
Presbyterian Church and her success 
as a music teacher is attested by a 
large number of private music pupils 
in her town. Her teaching experience 
covers a number of years and we be- 
leve she will prove a worthy successor 
to Miss Miller. 

Prof. Schlosser will be on a leave of 
absence during next fall term to attend 
Bethany Bible School, Chicago, 111. 
His work will be partly in the hands of 
Miss Myer, who will teach English 
Literature and partly in charge of Prof. 
Laban \Y. Leiter. 




H. K. Ober, Pd. M-, Vice President 

Pd. B. Elii»bcthtown. I'd. If, Millenville. 

Prof. L. W. Leiter scarcely needs 
any introduction to the Flizabethtown 
College community. He completed 
the Banking Course, the English Scien- 
tific Course and the College Prepara- 
tory Course in Elizabethtown College. 
Later he attended the Ursinus College 
Summer School one session and en- 
tered the Classical Course of his Alma 



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Mater completing it in 1914. He 
spent his senior year at Franklin and 
Marshall College, Lancaster, from 
which institution Ire received his A. B. 
degree in 1914. 

Furthermore, Prof. Leiter's experi- 
ence as a teacher was received in Lan- 
caster Co., although he is a native of 
Maryland. He taught one year in the 
rural schools, one year as teacher of 
elementary Latin in Elizabethtown 
College and the past year, he taught 
Latin, German, and English in the 
LititZ' High School. He will teach 




J. G. Meyer, A. M., Secretary 



elementary Rhetoric during the fall 
term, but his principal subjects will be 
Latin and Greek. Prof. Leiter was 
married to Miss Mamie B. Keller last 
Christmas and wheh they come to 
Elizabethtown they will occupy the 
part of the college cottage vacated 
by Mrs. E. G. Reber. 

The position of Assistant in Music 
will be filled by Miss Floy Genevieve 
Good of York, Pa. Miss Good has 
studied music from childhood and has 
enjoyed superior instruction in piano 



under the tutorship of Prof. Stuart 
Gipe of York. She holds a teacher's 
diploma from the New York School of 
Music and Arts. She taught four 
years in the graded schools of York 
and also taught vocal music in all the 
grades of the York public schools. Be- 
sides she has had three years' experi- 
ence giving private music lessons on 
the piano and mandolin. She is a 
member of the Brethren Church and 
spent several days at the College be- 
fore Commencement. 

Miss Gertrude Miller, who has suc- 
cessfully taught typewriting for a 
number of years will also teach short- 
hahd next year. She will also teach 
Physical Culture to the ladies during 
the fall term. For fuller preparation 
for these new duties. Miss Miller is 
attending the summer session of Co- 
lumbia University in New York. 

History and Civics will be taught by 
Mr. \V. Scott Smith, a graduate of the 
Millersville State Normal School. Mr. 
Smith will also assist in teaching pre- 
paratory Latin during the fall term 
and prosecute his studies in the Clas- 
sical Course. 

Mr. J. H. Gingrich, who was 
graduated in the Pedagogical Course, 
Class of 1915, will return next year as 
a student teacher. He will teach Po- 
litical and Physical Geography, and al- 
so some classes in Mathematics and 
pursue the Classical Course as a 
Sophomore. 

Mr. V. C. Holsinger will continue his 
studies aiming to complete the Peda- 
gogical Course with the Class of 1916. 
He will also teach several classes in 
elementary Mathematics. 

Mr. H. K. Geyer, a Senior in the 
College Preparatory Course, will in- 
struct the gentlemen in Physical Cul- 
ture and direct the out door athletic 
activities in accordance with the wishes 
of the Faculty. 

Faculty During Summer Vacation 

No doubt the students and alumni 

will be glad to learn of the doings of 



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the faculty when school is out. 

You must not suppose that they are 
traveling for pleasure or resting in an 
easy chair under a shade tree. They 
are recreating, or perchance pursuing 
courses of study at leading summer 
schools, or canvassing for students and 
writing letters. 

Prof. Schlosser opened a series of 
evengelistic services at York, immedi- 
ately after Commencement. He will 
spend all of the summer doing this 
kind of work and incidentally soliciting 
for students for the College. He will 
preach at Hanover, Mechanicsburg, 
and Waynesboro respectively. 

Prof. Ober will balance the financial 
accounts of students, teachers, etc. and 
render a financial statement as treasur- 
er of the Board of Trustees. He will 
manage the college farm assisted by 
Trustee Gibble, Janitor Dennis, and 
in marketing the peach crop. He will 
others. Prof. Harley will assist him 
canvass for the College, conduct a 
series of meetings in Ohio in July, and 
at Akron, Pa., in August, and super- 
vise the work of cleaning the college 
buildings preparatory to opening 
school in September. 

Miss Myer is spending the vacation 
with her mother and sisters at Bare- 
ville. She will do some canvassing al- 
so and no doubt write a number of let- 
ters to former students, urging them 
to return next fall. 

Miss Laura B. Hess, the sewing 
teacher, is teaching an evening class of 
eight young ladies from town. 

Miss Laura M. Landis will spend 
her vacation in study and rest with 
her uncle, near Carlisle. Miss Lydia 
Stauffer, the Bible teacher, will be at 
her home at Arcanum, Ohio and com- 
panion her aged father. 

Miss Gertrude S. Miller is attending 
Columbia University summer session 
preparatory to taking entire charge 
of the .Stenographic Department when 
school opens. 

Miss Gertrude Hess has returned to 
< fberlin College to pursue music 



studies in the Conservatory. Her aim 
is to maintain the instruction in voice 
culture and chorus work at a high 
standary of proficiency. 

Professors Meyer and Reber will 
conduct the Elizabethtown College 
Summer School beginning on July 5. 
They will conduct a large correspond- 
ence in the interests of the College 
giving publicity to the claims and 
merits of Elizabethtown College. They 
will get into the field occasionally and 
answer many inquiries and requests 
for the new catalogue. They will 
eagerly await reports of how Eliza- 
bethtown College Day was spent on 
July 15 by students and friends. 



SCHOOL NOTES 

Since school was adjourned from Fri- 
day evening till Wednesday morning, 
during Conference week the students 
were afforded ample opportunity to 
attend. The Art Exhibit of our Col- 
lege, in the old High School Building 
at Hershey, was enjoyed by many who 
are interested in this line of work. An- 
other factor by means of which the in- 
fluence of the school reached outsiders 
was the Reunion of Elizabethtown 
College. Some of those who spoke 
were Eld. S. H. Hertzler, Rev. J. W. G. 
Hershey. Prof. H. K. Ober. Miss Kath- 
ryn Ziegler. missionary to India, and 
Miss Bessie Rider, who sails for 
China in September. The Alumni al- 
so, inspired prospective students by 
their loyalty to their Alma Mater. 

Much inspiration was recently given 
to the students by the talks of visitors 
who stopped here on their way home 
from the Conference. Rev E. B. Hoff, 
Associate President of Bethany Bible 
School addressed the class in Mission 
Study at their last meeting. He also 
preached the Baccalaureate sermon to 
the graduating class. His weighty 
subject. "The Measure of Opportuni- 
ty, the Measure of Responsibility.*' 
was treated in a masterful manner. 




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The Memory of the Heart. 

If stores of dry and learned lore we 

gain, 
We keep them in the memory of the 

brain ; 
Names, things, and facts, whate'er we 

knowledge call, — 
There is the common ledger for them 

all; 
And images on this cold surface traced 
Make slight impressions and are soon 

effaced. 
But we've a page more glowing and 

more bright, 
On which our friendship and our love 

to write ; 
That these may never from the soul 

depart. 
We trust them to the memory of the 

heart. 
There is no dimming no effacement 

there; 
Each new pulsation keeps the record 

clear; 
Warm, golden letters all the tablet fill, 
Nor lose their lustre till the heart 

stands still. 

— Daniel Webster. 
Thus will Elizabethtown live in the 
memory of the heart as well as in the 
memory of the brain of those who 
have left the shelter of her walls to 
enter the real struggles and battles of 
life. True education writes indelibly 



on the heart the real values of life. 
One of these is friendship. True 
friendship is one of the most sacred, 
highest, purest things in life. Here 
at school many true friendships start. 
When this number of Our Times 
reaches you many miles may separate 
you from your school friends. But 
nothing tan separate /or sever true 
friendship. It is written in the memo- 
ry of the heart, and only the grave can 
erase it. 
"And nward faith that there is no 

farewell ; 
But just the semblance of a thing that's 

not ; 
The drawing o'er the past a time-made 

veil 
Which the Almighty's hand has kind- 
ly wrought." 

The members of our chorus class 
were agreeably surprised one morning 
in Chapel wheh they received an ar- 
tistic invitation to a luncheon. It was 
given by the Misses Kline and Miller, 
and stands in the front rank of our 
social successes this year. It was a re- 
ward of merit to the class for their 
effcient work in the Spring Concert 
Their rendition of this program was 
much praise by lovers of music, and 
is considered the best that the school 
has ever given. 

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fairs of the season was the informal 
social given the last Tuesday evening 
of the school year. Miss Kline man- 
aged the social proper, and her per- 
sonality and management would make 
almost anything a success. One fea- 
ture was an impromptu and as Miss 
Kline said, "It is remarkable what you 
can do when you have to." Some of 
the best numbers were: Mr. Moyer's 
description of the Cumberland Valley, 
and what he found there, Mr. Reber's 
demonstration of cooking, and two 
songs by the Junior Quartette. 

Professor in Literature asked what 
poem of Riley's the class liked best. 
Mr. Moyer promptly replied, "That 
Old Sweetheart of Mine." 

Elizabethtown College played an im- 
portant part in the recent Conference 
at Hershey. From her ranks the 
musical director was selected in the 
person of Miss Elizabeth Kline, who 
won many laurels for the creditable 
manner in which she performed the 
duties of this office. Then, too, our 
College furnished the Convention two 
delegates, Dr. D. C. Reber and Prof. 
R. \V. Schlosser serving in this ca- 
pacity. Professor Schlosser also acted 
in the capacity of doorkeeper for the 
Standing Committee; and Prof. H. K. 
( Iber served as a member of the 
General Sunday School Committee of 
the Brethren Church. 

The Audubon Society has been quite 
actiye this term. Besides the rendi- 
tion of the above program, quite a 
number of students were entered on 
the roll of membership, among whom 
are the first gentlemen students to join 
the Society. 

Miss Elizabeth Trostle, Preceptress 
of Bethany Bible School also spent 
several days with us. During this 
time she gave two talks to the girls. 
In the one she illustrated "The Why 
of Modesty in Dress" beautifully by 
saying that the relation of dress to 
character should be identical with the 
relation of background to the central 



figure in a picture. Her other talk, 
"Social Purity" was also deeply ap- 
preciated. 

At the Elizabethtown College Rally 
the following visitors addresed the 
school : Eld. C. R. Oellig, Rev. Lafay- 
ette Steele, Rev. J. H. Holsinger, Eld. 
Isaac Frantz, and Rev. Wm. Zobler. 
Rev. A. L. B. Martin of Philadelphia, 
and Mr. and Mrs. Minnich of Mount 
Morris addressed us at another time. 

College Hill has always been noted 
for its spiritual atmosphere, but an 
unusual interest was manifested this 
school term. The consecration meet- 
ings have proved especially helpful to 
those attending, and many a golden 
nugget of thought was discovered in 
this early Sabbath service. The mid- 
week prayer meetings also afforded 
much opportunity for growth. The 
last of these, which according to cus- 
tom was in charge of the Senior class, 
was held on the campus. Very touch- 
ing were the appeals of the Seniors to 
nobler Christian living, as contained in 
their message, accompanied by the 
twitter of birds, with the glow of the 
western heavens, in the background. 

In her usual jovial and pleasing 
manner Miss Elizabeth Kline recently 
spoke to the girls on the subject of 
"Freedom." She touched the chords 
i if memory as she painted our innocent 
sunbonnet days and appealed to the 
girls to exercise control of their 
thoughts, words, and acts, and thus 
secure freedom by the road of the 
"mastery of self." She instilled into 
our hearts that "I am a great human 
soul created in the image of my 
Maker," and also quoted Ruskin when 
she said. "The path of a good woman 
is indeed strewn with roses but they 
grow behind her steps." 

At the same time Professor Ober 
talked to the boys. He never preach- 
es nor lectures, but just talks and thus 
one soul communes with another. He 
made a strong appeal to his boys to 
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made them realize that they have only 
one chance to live that life. 

The Audubon Society rendered the 
following program, May 28, 1915. 

Address of Welcome— Whip-Poor- 
Will, Ryntha Shelly; Song— The 
Whip- Poor-Will, Helen Springer ; Dis- 
cussion — The Nightingale, Naomi 
Longenecker ; Quartet — Last Night 
the Nightingale Woke Me; Recitation 
—The Legend of the Northland, 
Ruth Landis; Song — The Woodpeck- 
er, Elizabeth Kline; Discussion — 
Habits of Familiar Birds, Edna Bru- 
baker; Recitation — The Legend of the 
Robin, Gertrude Miller; Address — 
Why and Wherefore of the Audubon 
Society, Elizabeth Kline-; Song — 
Bird's Picnic, Audubon Society. 

Three new bird houses add to the 
attractiveness of the Campus; one was 
by the Audubon Society and the other 
two are an indication of the construc- 
tive ability of Miss Shelly. The wren 
houses are already occupied but the 
'martin' house, which by the way is 
especially interesting to Miss G. Moy- 
er, is not yet inhabited. 

Anna Epler, one of our little art 
students, won a prize of $1.00 from The 
National Oats Company, St. Louis, 
Mo., a contest in sketching. The 
work was done under the direction of 
Miss Laura Landis. 

The Seniors were noted for their 
originality during the Senior year but 
the Juniors, though suppressed and 
kept in the undercurrent had neverthe- 
less been laying plans, the carrying 
out of which also established a pre- 
cedent in the history of Elizabethtown 
College. They showed a healthful 
spirit in offering to assist the Seniors 
by decorating the chapel for the Class 
Day exercises. They also have the 
honor of being the first Juniors who 
served the luncheon on Commence- 
ment Day. 

Professor fin Physics) : "Name a 
liquid that will not freeze." 

M iss Schwenk : "Hot water." 



Commencement Week. 

The Baccalaureate Sermon on Sun- 
day night, by E. B. Hoff was preached 
to a large and attentive audience. In 
his usual earnest, convincing way he 
made us realize the opportunities we 
Americans possess, and the responsi- 
bilities that go with them. 

Class Day also called out a large 
audience. The program contained 
many touches of originality. The 
chapel was beautifully decorated, the 
work of the Juniors. The following 
program was given : 

Music — Boys' Glee Club ; Presidents 
Address — Owen Hershey; History of 
Class — Mary Hershey ; Music — Ladies' 
Chorus; Class Poem — Grace Moyer; 
Class Pessimist — Ryntha Shelly ; Class 
Prophecy — Anna Cassel ; Music — 
Boys' Glee Club; Class Optimist- 
Jacob Gingrich; Class Will— Paul 
Hess ; Class Presentation — Rhoda Mil- 
ler, Grace Moyer; Class Song — Class. 

By Wednesday evening a large 
number of the Alumni had gathered 
to their Alma Mater where they ren- 
dered the following program : 

Music ; Invocation — Amos P. Geib, 
'09; Presentation of Class of 1915 — 
Dr. D. C. Reber; Address of Welcome 
— I. Z. Herr. '05: Reading — Rebekah 
Shaeffer. '13; Oration — E. R. Ruhl, 
'08 ; Music ; Address — Kathryn Zieg- 
ler, '08; Music. 

Commencement day dawned with 
rather unfavorable weather hut by 
nine o'clock Chapel and Commercial 
Hall were filled by an expectant audi- 
ence. Here the class of 1915 showed 
their talent and thorough prepara- 
tion by the way they delvered their 
orations. They may well claim the 
distinction of having one of the finest 
Commencement programs ever given 
here. 

A fatal accident has taken from his 
family and friends our beloved neigh- 
bor and friend, Charles Bowers, a form- 
er student and teacher. For several 
years Bro.. Bowers has been a neighbor 



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and cherished friend of the school. 
Those who knew him recognized him 
to be a kind neighbor, an industrious 
citizen, and a sincere Christian. The 
deceased met with an accident while 
mounting a horse. As Mr. Bowers was 
about to mount, the animal took fright, 
leaped away and kicked him on the 
ankle, severely shattering the bones. 
He was removed to the York Hos- 
pital, where he remained several days, 
when it became necessary to ampu- 
tate the limb. Death soon followed. 
The deceased leaves a wife and five 
children. 

Commencement Program 

Invocation; Anthem— "Come Unto 
Me," Gabriel ; Crisis of the Ages— Jac. 
H. Gingrich ; The Christian and the 
Saloon — Ryntha B. Shelly; A Call 
from the Hills — Rhoda Miller; Ladies' 
Chorus — "The Sweetest Song," Mayer, 
"Hoffnung," Reichardt ; Universal 
Peace— Anna Cassel ; Beacon Lights of 
the Centuries— Owen Hershey; Song 
— Glee Club ; Echoes from Hidden 
Chords — E. Grace Moyer ; Lost Treas- 
ures — Mary Hershey; Presentation of 
Diplomas — Dr. D. C. Reber; Chorus — 
Selected. 

Next Year. 

Up to the present time Our College 
Times has been published under the 
supervision of the College ; the editor- 
in-chief was selected from a member 
of the Faculty and the receipts, if any, 
were given to the College and the loss- 
es, if any, were borne by the College. 

Beginning next year the magazine 
will be published by the student body. 
The financial part will be managed by 
the two Literary Societies; the editor- 
in-chief and the business manager to 
be elected from members of the Ho- 
merian, after being nominated by the 
Faculty. The assistants may be elect- 
ed from either Society. 

There are a number of reasons for 
the change, not the least of which is, 



to arouse the interest and cooperation 
of the students. 

Now, students, here is a chance for 
us to show our ability by making a suc- 
cess of this proposition. If we make 
a success of this, who knows but we 
may be given other interests to man- 
age and may share more largely in 
making Elizabethtown College a bigger 
and better school. 



General News Items. 

George Neff, a student of the Col- 
lege for the past four years, donated 
five books to the College library in 
May. 

J. H. Eshleman, Cashier of the Eliza- 
bethtown Exchange Bank, was elect- 
ed Trustee of the College instead ol 
Elder Benjamin Hottel. 

Mrs. Augusta Reber after eight 
years of faithful service as matron of 
the College resigned. 

Our College Times will hereafter 
be published by the College Literary 
Societies. Mr. W. Scott Smith is the 
newly elected business manager and 
Paul H. Engle his assistant. 

Dr. S. C. Moyer of Lansdale, brought 
his wife and several children to wit- 
ness the graduation of his third daugh- 
ter from this school. He showed his 
appreciation of the benefits his family 
has received from the school by mak- 
ing a substantial donation to the Col- 
lege in the form of a check on his 
In ime bank which was thankfully re- 
ceived. 

Mrs. S. B. Dennis, wife of our jani- 
tor, had been ill during the spring term 
with inflammatory rheumatism. She 
called for the annainting on June 3, 
which was performed by Elders Levi 
S. Mohler and D. C. Reber. 

The recent issue of the College cata- 
logue appears as Vol. 1. No. 1 of the 
Elizabethtown College Bulletin, being 
the catalogue number. This is a quar- 
terly publication of the College, being 
issued in June, September, December 
and March as second class mail mat- 
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Elizabethtown College Day. 

The Board of Trustees have desig- 
nated July 15, 1915 as Elizabethtown 
College Day. All connected with the 
College are invited to do something 
on this day that will promote the in- 
terests of our school. Spend the day 
in trying to get young people to at- 
tend our school next year. Send their 
names and addresses to the President, 
who will mail them our recent cata- 
logue. Probably you can make a 
money contribution to the College, or 
give something that is worth money. 
Last year we observed this day for 
the first time. One student sent a 
check for $10. Others sent their daily 
wages. Others made a donation to the 
library or museum. 

Let us make this second observ- 
ance of this day a day of great benefit 
to an institution that has done much 
good and stands as a beacon light for 
Christian education. 



Our Alumni. 

The annual home coming of the 
Alumni to College Hill is always a 
matter of much interest to the manage- 
ment. Increased interest was evident 
this year when a large number of the 
Alumni returned to enjoy a reunion of 
classmates and school friends. There 
are always some Alumni whose return 
is certain and regular; others return 
occasionally as circumstances permit. 

A new feature this year was the re- 
union of the class of 1905. At 3 
o'clock on Wednesday, June 16, the 
Class of 1905 assembled in front of 
Alpha Hall under their class tree, an 
English Walnut, where Prof. J. G. 
Meyer, the president and Mrs. Lydia 
Heilman. the secretary of the class had 
charge of the program of exercises. 
This part of the campus was appropri- 
ately decorated with the class colors, 
the class motto and the figures 1905 
designed with white stones on the ter- 
race. A large and interested audience 
assembled -around the square space 



occupied by the class and reserved 
seats were provided for members of 
the faculty within this space. It is 
hoped that the class of 1906 will also 
have a reunion thus perpetuating the 
precedent established by the Class of 
1905. 

Much of the success of the Alumni 
public program and of the Annual 
Business Meeting of the Alumni Asso- 
ciation is due the president of the asso- 
ciation, J. Z. Herr, of Elizabethtown. 
His business-like methods in conduct- 
ing these meetings was admired by all 
present. 

A very commendable feature of the 
business meeting was the fact that 
every member of the Class of 1915 
joined the Association and showed 
their zeal in the welfare of the Col- 
lege and of the Association by a do- 
nation to the Alumni Endowment 
Fund of a fifty dollar gold piece to be 
used in assisting to erect a building on 
the campus containing an auditorium 
and until that time to be used by the 
Alumni Endowment Fund Committee. 

This action of the Class of 191 5 re- 
vived interest in the endowment fund. 
The committee having this fund in 
hand was enlarged by the addition of 
one member. The new committee 
consists of the following persons : J. H. 
Breitigan, three years ; H. H. Nye, two 
years; J. Z. Herr, one year. D. C. 
Reber, the President of the College is 
an ex-officio-member of this commit- 
tee. This committee met on the after 
noon of Tune 17 and reorganized as fol- 
lows : D. C. Reber, Chairman ; H. H. 
Nye, Secretary; J. H. Breitigan, Treas- 
urer. The association also elected Mr. 
Breitigan as solicitor for the Endow- 
ment Fund for one year. He will 
make an effort to communicate with 
each alumnus of the college before next 
June soliciting a contribution to this 
fund or else asking those who have 
pledged themselves to pay to this 
fund to remit the amount of their 
pledge. Let every alumnus who reads 
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cooperate with the Solicitor and en- 
able him to make a notable report to 
the next business meeting of the Asso- 
ciation. There are quite a few Alumni 
of the earlier classes who have never 
joined the Alumni Association. To 
them the earnest appeal comes from 
the Management of the College and 
from the Association to make appli- 
cation for membership at the next 
meeting. The newly elected president 
of the Association is H. H. Nye of 
Elizabethtown, who will gladly receive 
such applications. The other officers 
are: First Vice President, S. B. Kiefer, 
Second Vice President, A. P. Geib ; 
Recording Secretary, Kathryn Moyer; 
Corresponding Secretary, Martha Mar- 
tin ; Treasurer, D. L. Landis. The 
executive committee for next year is 
L. W. Leiter, J. H. Gingrich, and 
Lilian Falkenstein. 

Alumni Notes. 

We were glad to have in our midst 
again Miss Bessie Rider, '03, and Miss 
Nora L. Reber. '11, who have spent 
the past year at Bethany Bible School. 
Chicago, Illinois. 

A little baby girl arrived at the 
home of Mrs. Ruth Stayer Hoover, '07, 
of Tyrone, Pa. Edna Ruth is just 
about three weeks old. 

Prof. J. G. Meyer, '05. who has 
charge of the Science Department, re- 
ceived the A. M. degree on June 2, at 
Columbia University, New York. 

Mr. Holmes Falkenstein. '10, and 
Mr. Joshua D. Reber. '09, received 
their A. B. decrees at Juniata College 
on June 17. and Mr. Harry H. Nye, '12, 
received his at Franklin and Marshall 
College. Mr. Reber and Mr. Nye also 
received college diplomas at Elizabeth- 
town College. 



Many happy and familiar faces were 
seen about College Hill on Wednes- 
day and Thursday of Commencement 
Week. Following tlie Class Day 
exercises on Wednesday afternoon, 
the Class of 1905 held a reunion on the 
campus. A public program was ren- 
dered by the class. 

At 4:30 of the same day the Alumni 
luncheon was served in the College 
library. At the business meeting 
which followed the following officers 
were elected : Pres., H. H. Nye, '06, '12, 
'15; First Vice Pres., S. B. Kiefer, '04; 
Second Vice Pres.. J. G. Kuhns, '14; 
Third Vice Pres., A. P. Geib, '09; Re- 
cording Secretary, Kathryn Moyer, '10; 
Corresponding Secretary, Martha Mar- 
tin, '09; Treasurer. D. L. Landis, '05. 
Executive Committee: L. W. Leiter. 
'09. '11. '14: J- H. Gingrich, '15; Lilian 
Falkenstein, "11. 

In the evening at 8.00 a public Alum- 
ni program was rendered in the Chapel 
The singing of Juanita by the audi- 
ence was followed by an invocation by 
Eld. George L. Studebaker of North 
Manchester, Ind. The next feature was 
the presentation of the Class of 191 5 
by Dr. D. C. Reber. Mr. J. Z. Herr, 
'05, gave the address of welcome. A 
letter of greeting from J. F. Graybill. 
'07. a missionary in Sweden, was read. 
\ reading entitled "Mr. Meek's Din- 
ner" was given by Miss Rebekah Sheaf- 
fcr. "13. of Bareville. Mr. E. R. Ruhl. 
'08, delivered an oration entitled 
"Apostasy." The College Quartette 
sang "Old Black Joe." Miss Kathryn 
Ziegler. '08, home on furlough from 
the mission field, spoke on her ex- 
periences during her first seven years 
work in India. The Boys' Glee Club 
rendered a selection of music. 



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